Steeltown or Hatetown? Hamilton tops country in hate crime reports - 2019-07-25

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F94.png Steeltown or Hatetown? Hamilton tops country in hate crime reports July 25, 2019, Emerald Bensadoun, Canadian Press, Toronto Star

Hate crimes were reported relatively more frequently in Hamilton last year than in any other city in the country, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

As in previous years, the city outpaced Quebec City and Ottawa when it came to the 1,798 incidents reported to police across Canada last year.

Following a 47 per cent surge in 2017, the number of police-reported hate crimes in Canada dipped 13 per cent last year, Statistics Canada reported. Despite the slight decline, the number of hate crimes in 2018 aligns with the upward trend observed since 2014.

Hamilton, however, saw no decline last year, climbing 6.6 per cent in 2018 after a 30 per cent jump in 2017.

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{{cite news | first = Emerald | last = Bensadoun | title = Steeltown or Hatetown? Hamilton tops country in hate crime reports | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/07/25/steeltown-or-hatetown-hamilton-tops-country-in-hate-crime-reports.html | work = Canadian Press | publisher = Toronto Star | date = July 25, 2019 | accessdate = July 27, 2019 }}