Police-reported hate crimes, by most serious violation, Canada, 2019 and 2020
|2019 – Race or ethnicity||2020 – Race or ethnicity||2019 – Religion||2020 – Religion||2019 – Sexual orientation||2020 – Sexual orientation||2019 – Other motivation1||2020 – Other motivation1||2019 – Total||2020 – Total|
|Mischief in relation to property used primarily for worship or by an identifiable group2||14||42||81||99||3||11||5||3||108||159|
|Public incitement of hatred2||32||62||40||15||2||7||6||12||90||111|
|Other non-violent violations4||56||154||28||31||13||18||9||13||109||230|
|Common assault (Level 1)5||184||257||44||27||46||48||16||19||292||358|
|Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm (Level 2) and aggravated assault (Level 3)5||70||129||11||6||17||20||8||6||106||168|
|Other violent violations6||46||101||24||17||19||33||17||19||106||178|
Hate crime counts from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey include both confirmed and suspected hate crime incidents. Information in this table reflects data reported by police services covering 99.7% of the population of Canada. The total includes incidents in which hate motivation was unknown.
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 and uttering threats, 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, indecent or harassing communications, other assaults and some traffic offences.
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