Table 1
Hate crimes reported by police, by census metropolitan area, 2007 and 2008

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Census metropolitan area123 2007r 2008 Percent change in number from 2007 to 20085
number rate4 number rate4
500,000 and over population
Vancouver 79 3.5 143 6.3 81
Hamilton 31 5.9 33 6.3 6
Kitchener 11 2.2 31 6.1 182
Ottawa6 53 5.9 51 5.6 -4
Toronto 252 5.1 271 5.4 8
Calgary 65 6.1 57 5.3 -12
Edmonton 39 5.0 27 3.4 -31
Winnipeg 14 2.1 14 2.1 0
Québec 16 2.2 15 2.0 -6
Montréal 42 1.1 38 1.0 -10
Sub-total 602 3.8 680 4.2 13
100,000 to less than 500,000 population
London 28 5.8 40 8.2 ...
Guelph 3 2.5 10 8.2 ...
Kingston 7 4.5 12 7.7 ...
Brantford 10 7.7 9 6.9 ...
Abbotsford-Mission 6 3.6 10 5.9 ...
Regina 5 2.7 9 4.7 ...
St. Catharines-Niagara 1 0.2 18 4.1 ...
Sherbrooke 0 0.0 7 3.8 ...
Peterborough 4 3.3 4 3.3 ...
Victoria 3 0.9 11 3.2 ...
Gatineau7 5 1.7 9 3.0 ...
Kelowna 6 3.5 5 2.9 ...
Saint John 6 6.2 2 2.0 ...
Halifax8 3 1.4 7 1.8 ...
Windsor 2 0.7 5 1.6 ...
Greater Sudbury 3 1.8 2 1.2 ...
Thunder Bay 1 0.8 1 0.8 ...
Trois-Rivières 0 0.0 1 0.7 ...
St. John's 0 0.0 1 0.5 ...
Barrie 1 0.7 0 0.0 ...
Saskatoon 1 0.5 0 0.0 ...
Saguenay 0 0.0 0 0.0 ...
Sub-total 95 2.1 163 3.4 72
Total CMAs 697 3.4 843 4.0 21
Less than 100,000 population (non-CMA) 68 0.8 193 2.4 184
Total 765 2.7 1,036 3.5 35
1. A census metropolitan area (CMA) consists of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a central core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the core. To be included in the CMA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central core, as measured by commuting flows derived from census data.
2. A CMA typically comprises more than one police service. Populations have been adjusted to follow policing boundaries. The Oshawa CMA is excluded from this table due to the incongruity between the police service jurisdictional boundaries and the CMA boundaries. The Moncton CMA is excluded as police services in this area were unable to extract hate crime data from their records management systems.
3. In 2008, coverage for each CMA exceeded 90% except for the following: Winnipeg (88%), Saskatoon (84%), Hamilton (75%), Barrie (70%) and Edmonton (70%).
4. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population.
5. Due to small numbers, the percent change is only calculated for the larger CMAs.
6. Ottawa refers to the Ontario part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
7. Gatineau refers to the Quebec part of the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA.
8. In 2008, coverage for the CMA of Halifax was 100% whereas in 2007 coverage was 56%.
Note: In total, information reflects data reported by police services covering 88% of the population of Canada.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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