In Canada, Jews face more hate crimes, while Muslims face more violent ones: StatCan

In Canada, Jews face more hate crimes, while Muslims face more violent ones: StatCan

For years, police-reported hate crimes in Canada were inching up slowly.

They went up by three per cent in 2016 and by five per cent the year before. They even fell in 2013, dropping by 17 per cent from the year before.

That all changed last year —  police-reported hate crime rose by nearly 50 per cent, much of it driven by incidents that targeted Canada’s Jewish, Muslim and black populations, according to Statistics Canada data released on Thursday.

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