Police-Reported Hate Crime


Rate of hate crimes per 100,000 individuals

Methods and Limitations:

Hate crimes refer to criminal offences motivated by bias, prejudice, or hate based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or any other similar factor, such as profession or political beliefs. For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the statistical data documentation: Uniform Crime Reporting Survey – 3302.

Hate crime counts from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey include both confirmed and suspected hate crime incidents.

Over the past two decades, police services across Canada have continued to advance their identification and reporting of hate crime incidents. Changes in reporting practices can have an effect on hate crime statistics. For example, an increase in the number of hate crime incidents reported can be influenced by the introduction of a hate crime awareness campaign.

Hate crime, organized crime and cybercrime data from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey are now revised back one year with each annual release. This approach was introduced for the 2019 data release and was applied to the 2018 revised data.

This data table replaces CANSIM table 252-0091 which is now archived.


Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0191-01  Police-reported hate crime, number of incidents and rate per 100,000 population, Census Metropolitan Areas


Police-Reported Hate Crime in the Sustainable Development Goals

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16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.