Police-reported hate crimes, by most serious violation, Canada, 2018 and 2019
|2018 – Race or ethnicity||2019 – Race or ethnicity||2018 – Religion||2019 – Religion||2018 – Sexual orientation||2019 – Sexual orientation||2018 – Other motivation1||2019 – Other motivation1||2018 – Total||2019 – Total|
|Mischief in relation to property used primarily for worship or by an identifiable group2||5||14||100||82||1||3||0||4||106||107|
|Public incitement of hatred2||26||31||36||39||5||2||5||7||77||89|
|Other non-violent violations4||55||57||38||29||12||14||7||10||113||114|
|Common assault (Level 1)5||145||184||30||44||40||47||22||17||237||295|
|Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (Level 2) and aggravated assault (Level 3)5||70||70||12||11||17||16||15||9||114||106|
|Other violent violations6||44||45||34||23||18||17||18||16||114||102|
Information in this table reflects data reported by police services covering 99.7% of the population of Canada. Total includes incidents where hate motivation was unknown.
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (3302).
Table note 1
Includes mental or physical disability, language, sex or gender, age, and other similar factors (e.g., occupation or political beliefs).
Table note 2
These offences are by definition hate crimes. The other listed offences are general Criminal Code offences, such as assault, uttering threats, etc., motivated by hate.
Table note 3
General mischief includes all mischief-related violations except for mischief in relation to property used primarily for worship or by an identifiable group, which is captured separately.
Table note 4
Other non-violent offences include crimes against property (e.g., breaking and entering) or other non-violent criminal violations (e.g., disturbing the peace).
Table note 5
Includes assaults against public peace officers.
Table note 6
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, and some traffic offences.
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