This Juristat article examines police-reported hate crime in Canada using data from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey, which collects information from police services (see Text box 3). More specifically, this article examines the number of hate crime incidents reported by police in 2016, as well as the characteristics of these incidents, the victims and the accused involved.9 While the UCR2 covers 99.7% of the Canadian population, characteristics of hate crime incidents in 2016 were reported by police services that cover 96% of the Canadian population. This is due to the fact that certain municipal police services, such as Calgary, had not transitioned by 2016 to the newest version of the UCR2 Survey, which collects details on hate crime characteristics. Any comparisons of characteristics of hate crime incidents, victims and accused between 2015 and 2016 control for police services that responded to the newest version of the UCR2 survey in both years. As such, analysis from 2015 to 2016 excludes Saint John, Quebec and Calgary and reflect a coverage of 94% of the Canadian population. For the survey, a hate crime is defined to include a criminal offence committed against a person or property, where there is evidence that the offence was motivated by hate based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any other similar factor.10 Production of this analytical article was made possible with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage.