Canada regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Canada's hate crime laws are a combination of a substantive offence and a general penalty-enhancement provision. Police-reported hate crime data are collected by Statistics Canada, the national statistical agency. Hate crime statistics are regularly published. Canada conducts regular victimization surveys to measure unreported hate crime.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2019 Not available Not available Not available
2018 1798 - -
2017 2073 Not available Not available
2016 1409 Not available Not available
2015 1362 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

This data indicates the number of criminal incidents recorded by police in 2016. Hate crime incidents motivated by age, other factors, and unknown motivations were also recorded but are not presented here.

Key observation

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