Police-reported hate crimes, by most serious violation, Canada, 2015 and 2016
|Number 2015 – Race or ethnicity||Number 2016 – Race or ethnicity||Number 2015 – Religion||Number 2016 – Religion||Number 2015 – Sexual orientation||Number 2016 – Sexual orientation||Number 2015 – Other1||Number 2016 – Other1||Number 2015 – Total||Number 2016 – Total|
|Most serious violation|
|Mischief in relation to religious property2||1||0||58||61||0||0||0||0||59||61|
|Public incitement of hatred and advocating genocide2||19||36||19||14||5||5||7||9||53||68|
|Other non-violent offences3||54||36||34||31||9||8||13||6||112||83|
|Common assault (Level 1)||84||101||17||20||29||46||6||10||137||178|
|Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (Level 2) or aggravated assault (Level 3)||42||31||10||10||16||20||1||6||69||67|
|Other violent offences4||32||41||16||18||8||12||7||6||64||77|
Information in this table reflects data from municipal and provincial police services as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police covering 94% of the Canadian population. As such, this table excludes a small number of police services that did not report to the Uniform Crime Reporting 2.2 Survey for both 2015 and 2016, among which are the municipal police services for Calgary, Québec and Saint John. However, it does include any counts that occurred within the jurisdiction of police services not reporting to Uniform Crime Reporting 2.2 Survey, but that were investigated by other police services that do report, such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, or the Sûreté du Québec.
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
Includes mental or physical disability, language, sex and other similar factors (for example, occupation or political beliefs).
These offences are by definition hate crimes. The other listed offences are general Criminal Code offences, such as assault, uttering threats and so on, motivated by hate.
Other non-violent offences include crimes against property or other non-violent criminal violations (for example, breaking and entering, and disturbing the peace).
Other violent offences include other crimes against persons involving violence or threat of violence such as homicide, attempted murder, robbery, harassing telephone calls or other assaults.
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