by Tamar Harris
Originally published: June 22, 2017
The number of hate crimes reported to police in Canada went up in 2015, but not in Windsor — one of the country’s most diverse cities.
There were only four hate crimes reported to police in Windsor that year, a decrease from 2014 when there were 12. It’s a positive change that police and a local Muslim community leader are attributing to a population that is increasingly accepting and inclusive.
There were 1,362 police-reported hate crimes in Canada in 2015, a five per cent increase over 2014, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week.