Toronto hate crimes up 28% in 2017 by Sue-Ann Levy


According to the annual Toronto Police Service Hate Crime report, it was the Jewish community with 53 incidents or 28% of all hate crimes reported - mostly involving mischief to property such as vandalism or graffiti. Those 53 incidents represent a disturbing 23% increase over the previous year. Occurrences directed at Toronto's black and Muslim communities were tied at 33 each - which each represented 18% of all groups victimized by hate occurrences.