Statistics Canada has released a report on Police-reported hate crimes, 2012
"In 2012, police reported 1,414 criminal incidents motivated by hate
in Canada, 82 more incidents than in 2011. These hate crimes
represented 4.1 incidents per 100,000 population."
"In 2012, about half of all hate crimes (704 incidents, or 51%) were
motivated by hatred toward a race or ethnicity such as Black, Asian,
Arab or Aboriginal populations. Another 419 incidents, or 30%, were
motivated by hatred towards a particular religion, including hate crimes
targeting Jewish, Muslim, Catholic and other religions."
"An additional 13% (185 incidents) were motivated by sexual
orientation, while the remaining 6% of hate crimes were motivated by
language, mental or physical disability, sex, age or some other
characteristic (such as occupation or political beliefs) (...)
"Overall, the majority (69%) of hate crimes reported by police involved
non-violent offences. Mischief, which includes vandalism, graffiti and
other destruction of property, was the most commonly reported offence
among police-reported hate crimes, making up over half of all hate crime
incidents in 2012 (...)"
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