Monday, June 26, 2017

Decrease in hate crimes an accomplishment, community leaders say - WINDSOR STAR

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.