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|
|East or Southeast Asian||52||49||61|
|Arab or West Asian||69||92||112|
|Race not specified||11||25||16|
|Religion not specified||33||36||36|
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