Table 2
Hate crimes reported by police, by type of motivation, Canada, 2006 and 2007

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Type of motivation 2006 2007
number percent number percent
Race or Ethnicity 502 100.0 489 100.0
Black 238 48.0 154 32.8
East and Southeast Asian 25 5.0 55 11.7
South Asian 66 13.3 53 11.3
Caucasian 24 4.8 49 10.4
Arab or West Asian 61 12.3 29 6.2
Aboriginal 16 3.2 13 2.8
Multiple races or ethnicities1 37 7.5 84 17.9
Other 29 5.8 32 6.8
Unknown 6 ... 20 ...
Religion 220 100.0 185 100.0
Jewish 137 63.4 124 68.9
Muslim (Islam) 46 21.3 29 16.1
Catholic 13 6.0 15 8.3
Other 20 9.3 12 6.7
Unknown 4 ... 5 ...
Sexual orientation 80 100.0 79 100.0
Homosexual (Lesbian or Gay) 78 97.5 75 96.2
Other 2 2.5 3 3.8
Unknown 0 1
Other motivations 22 100.0 15 100.0
Mental or physical disability 5 22.7 3 20.0
Language 8 36.4 3 20.0
Sex 5 22.7 2 13.3
Other similar factor2 4 18.2 7 46.7
Unknown 68 17
Total 892 ... 785 ...
1. Includes hate crimes that target more than one race or ethnicity (e.g., those committed by White supremist groups).
2. Includes other motivations not otherwise stated, such as occupation or political beliefs.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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