More hate crimes in Canada against Jews than any other religious, ethnic or racial group

In 2016, there were more anti-Jewish hate crimes than even anti-Black hate crimes in Canada, which is almost certainly unprecedented.

Anti-Jewish crimes always are the most prominent compared to crimes against other religious groups (anti-Muslim crimes actually went down while anti-Jewish crimes went up.)

But to have antisemitic hate crimes outpace even racist crimes is extremey worrisome.

There are some 380,000 Jews in Canada and nearly  twice that many Blacks. There are over a million Muslims, meaning that Jews are about six times as likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims.

Here’s the full table:

Number – 2014 Number – 2015 Number – 2016
Detailed motivation
Race/ethnicity 611 641 666
Black 238 224 214
East or Southeast Asian 52 49 61
South Asian 49 48 72
Arab or West Asian 69 92 112
Aboriginal 37 35 30
White 49 38 36
Other1 106 130 125
Race not specified 11 25 16
Religion 429 469 460
Jewish 213 178 221
Muslim 99 159 139
Catholic 35 55 27
Other2 49 41 37
Religion not specified 33 36 36
Sexual orientation 155 141 176
Other3 77 86 88
Unknown 23 25 19
Total 1,295 1,362 1,409
not applicable
Note(s):
Information in this table reflects data reported by police services covering 99.7% of the population of Canada. Percentages have been calculated excluding hate crimes where the motivation was unknown. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

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