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Breaking down the headlines: Hate crimes against Muslims on the rise in Canada

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 9:02 AM | By Laurelly Dale

Recent headlines suggest a surge in hate crimes against Muslims in Canada. Hate crimes accord for a small percentage of crimes in Canada, specifically only 0.07 per cent (Statistics Canada, 2015). Breaking down this number, the rise is mostly attributable to variables other than a substantive increase. This data means that Canadians are becoming aware that things such as graffiti on a mosque is a hate crime. Canadians are reporting these incidents to the police because of successful campaigns from the National Council of Canadian Muslims...