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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||2669||Not available||Not available|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|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|
|2012||1414||Not available||Not available|
|2011||1322||Not available||Not available|
|2010||1401||Not available||Not available|
|2009||1473||Not available||Not available|
The OSCE Chairperson in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions went on a joint visit with the other Personal Representatives to Canada. There, he emphasized the importance of training criminal justice agencies in addressing hate crimes.
The OSCE Chairperson in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims went on a joint visit with the other Personal Representatives to Canada. He stressed the importance of data collection on crimes against Muslims and the importance of police training.