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Report Data - Canada - 2014

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 

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) reported five physical assaults, including one in which six Muslims students were attacked with baseball bats on their way home, two carried out by a group, and one against twin brothers returning from worshipping at a mosque; a series of incidents against a hair salon owned by a family of Lebanese origin, including an arson attack, graffiti and damage to property; five threats, including a bomb threat against a mosque; seven incidents of damage to mosques and Islamic centres, including broken windows and doors; a further four incidents of graffiti on mosques; two incidents the vandalization of campaign materials of a Muslim candidate in municipal elections; one attempted arson, and; one further incident of graffiti.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

B'nai Brith Canada reported six physical assaults, including two carried out by groups and causing serious injuries and one targeting children, one incident of threats against children, two arson attacks, including one against a synagogue, four incidents of damage to property, six incidents of graffiti, three incidents of vandalism of synagogues and one incident of the desecration of a Jewish cemetery.

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Bias Motivation 
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Reports
ODIHR Recommendations 

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

National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 623 racist and xenophobic crimes.

Bias Motivation 
Organization Report 

This information includes hate crimes committed with bias against language.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 213 anti-Semitic crimes.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 99 crimes motivated by bias against Muslims.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 117 crimes with an anti-religious bias.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 161 crimes motivated by anti-LGBT bias.

Organization Report 

Official data were reported separately for LGB and transgender hate crime but are presented together here.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded ten crimes based on bias against people with disabilities.

Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 72 hate crimes motivated by prejudice on the basis of age and other biases.

Overview of incidents reported by civil society groups and organizations 
Mandated bias motivation 
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