2015 Annual hate/bias crime statistical report
Toronto Police report on hate crimes in the city during 2015 found a decrease
of 8 percent in the volume of hate crimes (134 compared with 146 in 2014) – but
the Jewish community remains at the top of the list of victims of hate crimes.
to the Toronto Police Service 2015 Annual Hate/Bias Crime Statistical Report,
the number of hate crimes that were directed against the Jewish community last
year was the largest compared to other communities.
Jewish community is followed on the list by the black community, the LGBT
community and the Muslim community.
2015, six cases of “criminal harassment” against Muslims were
recorded, especially during the month of November, and the police believe this
figure was affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris and the operation to
bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada.
report also noted that in 205, 19 suspects in hate crimes were arrested in
Toronto, compared to 22 who were arrested for similar offenses in 2014.