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Report Data - Canada - 2013

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 2073 Not available Not available
2016 1409 Not available Not available
2015 1362 Not available Not available
2014 1295 Not available Not available
2013 1140 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Criminal Code's hate crime provisions were amended by including gender identity and gender expression in the list of protected characteristics.

At the Ministry of Public Safety Canada, the Communities at Risk Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) supported projects to help communities with a demonstrated history of being victimized by hate-motivated crime enhance their security infrastructure.

The Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence within the Ministry of Public Safety Canada administers the Ministry's Community Resilience Fund, which has been used to support research into hate speech and hate incidents and radicalization to violence and/or to develop effective prevention methods.

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

B'nai B'rith reported 388 incidents of vandalism, including many incidents of graffiti, three arson attacks, several incidents of damage to religious objects and the desecration of cemeteries, nine incidents of the desecration of synagogues, 14 incidents of violence and 113 threats.

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Reports
Organization Report 

The National Council of Canadian Muslims reported seven physical assaults, including one against a group of students and six against Muslim women that included attempts to remove their headscarves; three cases of the desecration of a mosque, including an incident where pig’s blood was smeared on the building; one case of threats; and a bomb threat against a mosque.

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Reports
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Canada has not reported the numbers of prosecuted and information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

National Developments 
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Developments
Organization Report 

Initiatives undertaken in 2013 to strengthen data collection included public education campaigns by police to encourage reporting by victims and the public, and training on statistical reporting to delivered to 17 police services across Canada.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 600 racist and xenophobic crimes, including 131 assaults, ten cases of incitement to violence, 242 property damage crimes, eight cases of theft or robbery, two cases of arson, 92 of threats, and 115 other unspecified violations.

Bias Motivation 
Organization Report 

This category includes crimes registered as committed with a bias against "Race", "Ethnicity", and "Language". Hate crimes against Roma and Sinti are included here.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 181 anti-Semitic hate crimes, including eight assaults, three cases of incitement to violence, 108 property damage crimes, eleven cases of threats, and 51 other unspecified violations.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 65 crimes motivated by anti-Muslim bias, including six assaults, six cases of incitement to violence, 19 property damage crimes, nine cases of threats, and 25 other unspecified violations.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 80 anti-religious hate crimes, including three assaults, 57 property damage crimes, two cases of theft or robbery, two cases of arson, four of threats, and twelve other unspecified violations.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 187 homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, including 48 assaults, 43 property damage crimes, one case of theft or robbery, 48 cases of threats, and 47 other unspecified crimes.

Organization Report 

This category combines hate crimes motivated by prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender identity. Originally, these two categories were recorded separately.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record six disability hate crimes, including an assault, two cases of damage to property, and three other violations.

Organization Report 

This category consists of 13 hate crimes motivated by prejudice on the basis of age and other biases.