Police-reported hate crimes up 42 per cent in 2009
Posted June 7, 2011
Article source CTV News
From a CTV article:
Canadian police saw a marked increase in the number of hate crimes they investigated in 2009, more than half of which were motivated by race or ethnicity.
The 2009 data released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday also showed the number of police-reported hate crimes to be on the rise for the second consecutive year.
The statistics agency said the 1,473 hate crimes reported to police in 2009 represented a 42 per cent increase over the 1,036 hate crimes reported the year before.
Because not all victims come forward to police, StatsCan said the 2009 police-reported total "likely undercuts" the true number of hate crimes that occurred across the country that year.
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