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Category: Reports | Rapports
Location: Online
Year: 2018
N° catalog: RPT.H283.2018
Link: Link Web Access
Note: Published on November 29, 2018, by The Globe and Mail

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"Hate crimes surged in Canada last year, led by growth in incidents targeting the Muslim, Jewish and black populations – a spike one leading expert calls “staggering.”

The number of police-reported hate crimes rose 47 per cent last year, to 2,073 – the highest level since comparable data began in 2009, Statistics Canada said, with the biggest rises in Ontario and Quebec.

Last year marked the fourth consecutive year of increases. Both violent and non-violent hate crimes grew in 2017; hate-related property crimes led the gains, while there was also growth in incitement of hatred, threats, assaults and harassment...

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation called the numbers a 'warning against complacency and … a stark reminder that hate crimes are an attack not only on individuals and their communities, but on the very fabric of our society.'"

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