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Hate crimes against Jews in Canada to increase by almost 50% in 2021

Jewish Link – The Canadian government on Tuesday released police-reported hate crime figures for 2021, revealing once again that hate crimes against black and Jewish populations are most common, reported Jerusalem Post,

In general, hate crimes Breaking an encouraging three-year slowdown, there has been a 67 percent increase from 2020 directed at religious groups.

events directed at community beans They have grown by 47 percent dramatically since 2020 and a cumulative 59 percent over the past two years.

Statistically, this shows that 1.3 out of every thousand members Jewish community of Canada Reported to be the subject of a hate crime in 2021.

loss Canadian Jews Most attacked by hate crimes and second overall remains a religious minority.

are almost 380,000 Jews In Canada, which represents only one percent of the population; However, members of community beans 14 percent of all were victims of hate crimes Reported in 2021.

“We are deeply concerned that the incidents of hate crimes rise up again Canada In 2021,” he said. Simeon koffler FoglePresident and CEO Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs ,Whose,

“This disturbing trend clearly shows the need for proactive measures to stem the growing hatred against different Canadians based on their identities,” he said.

“Statistically, Jews Canadian They were 10 times more likely to report being the target of a hate crime than any other Canadian religious minority. This is worrying,” he said. Fogle,

Fogle expressed that “this report should be a call to action for the protest of all Canadians”. anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.

“like community beansMany racial and minority communities have experienced an increase in hate crimes over the past year, further underlining the need for concerted efforts to curb this worrying trend.

“We are grateful that law enforcement across the country is taking these incidents seriously, but more needs to be done to protect vulnerable communities. This includes increased support for safety and security in community institutions, such as places of worship. education on equality, diversity and inclusion that includes training anti-Semitism, and a national strategy to attack online hate and bigotry.

“Although Canada Still one of the best countries in the world to be Jewish or any other minority, these numbers must relate to all Canadians. One hate crime is one too many.”

More than 20 lakh penal code incidents registered by police (excluding traffic) Canada In 2021, about 25,500 more incidents than in 2020.

At 5,375 incidents per 100,000 population, the police-reported crime rate, which measures the amount of crime, increased. 1 percent in 2021, after a decline of 9% in 2020.

In 2021, the violent crime rate increased by 5 percent, while the property crime rate decreased by 1 percent. After a major drop in 2020, the property crime rate was the lowest since 1965.

The number of hate crimes reported by the police increased by 27 percent to 3,360 in 2021, compared to 2019, a 72 percent increase in hate crimes over the past two years.

More hate crimes targeting religion (+67 percent, including Jews, Muslims and Catholics) and sexual orientation (+64 percent) led to most national change, as well as more incidents targeting race or ethnicity (+6 percent). held responsible for.

However, not only Jews The attacks are happening: all religions seem to be victims of hate crimes Canada, Police Reported Hate Crimes Against Religions beans (+47 percent), Muslims (+71 percent) and Catholics (+260 percent) increased. The rise in hate crimes against the Muslim population follows a similar decline in 2020.

The increase also occurred in the same year as an attack London, Ontariowhich targeted a Muslim family and resulted in four murders and one attempted murder.

While it is not possible to link police-reported hate crime incidents to specific incidents, media coverage and public discourse can raise awareness and provoke negative reactions from individuals who share hateful attitudes.

“In 2021, there were unmarked serious searches at former residential school sites. Following these discoveries, there were reports of incidents of hatred against the indigenous population as well as against churches and other religious institutions. Any criminal incident that the police consider to be motivated by hatred will be included in these figures.”

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