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Report Data - Canada - 2017

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.

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 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

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.

Bias Motivation 
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This category captures hate crimes motivated by bias on the following grounds: Aboriginal, Arab / West Asian, Black, East and Southeast Asian, South Asian, White, Multiple Races / Ethnicities, Other Race / Ethnicity and Unknown Race / Ethnicity.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
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Breakdown by type of crime was not reported for this category. The number presented here can include several incidents in which more than one bias motivation was registered.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Breakdown by type of crime was not reported for this category. The number presented here can include several incidents in which more than one bias motivation was registered.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

This category captures hate crime motivated by bias against Catholics. Breakdown by type of crime was not reported for this category. The number presented here can include several incidents in which more than one bias motivation was registered.

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Reports
Organization Report 

This category captures hate crime motivated by bias against members of other religion (e.g. Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist) and unknown religion. Breakdown by type of crime was not reported for this category. The number presented here can include several incidents in which more than one bias motivation was registered.

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This category consists of hate crimes committed with homophobic motivation.

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Reports
Organization Report 

This category includes hate crimes based on mental or physical disability, language, sex and other similar factors.