StatsCan Hate Crimes Report
Stats Canada released a report in 2019 stating that, according to national statistics, Hamilton had a higher number of reported hate crimes-per-capita than any other city in Canada.
Hamilton has the highest rate of hate crimes in Canada: report
Mayor Fred Eisenberger was not available for comment on the report
Meagan Deuling · CBC News · Posted: Jul 23, 2019
Hamilton has the highest rate of police-reported hate crimes in Canada — almost three times more than Toronto.
“It’s not a surprise,” says Kojo Damptey, manager of programs at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI).
Statistics Canada published a report on Monday that shows the rate of hate crimes reported to the police out of 100,000 people in Hamilton in 2018 was 17.1. That includes a total of 97 incidents of hate reported to the police in Hamilton last year.
Hamilton had highest rate of police-reported hate crimes in 2018: Statistics Canada
By Teviah MoroSpectator Reporter
The Hamilton Spectator
Wed., July 24, 2019
Hamilton ranked highest among census metropolitan areas for police-reported hate crimes last year, according to a new Statistics Canada study.
The study released Monday noted the Hamilton CMA, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, tallied 97 police-reported hate crimes in 2018. That made for a rate of 17.1 per 100,000 population – the highest among the 35 CMAs. “I think that we are seeing some of the reasons why residents have been clamouring for action,” Kojo Damptey, manager of programs at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, said Tuesday. “And truth be told, I also think with Hamilton ranking at the top, I would say that the numbers are actually under-reported.”
Steeltown or Hatetown? Hamilton tops country in hate crime reports
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, July 25, 2019
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.
Hamilton is getting a reputation for hate, and critics say the city hasn’t done enough to fight it
Expert says city should be a ‘cautionary tale’ for other Canadian communities
Samantha Craggs · CBC News · Posted: Oct 08, 2019
This story is part of Exposing Hate, an ongoing series examining the nature of hate in Canada: how it manifests, spreads and thrives and how Canadian institutions, law enforcement and individuals are dealing with it.
It’s a bright Saturday morning on the Hamilton city hall forecourt, and the crowd is split down the middle. Members of the yellow vest movement and far-right groups stand on one side. Rainbow flag wavers with signs displaying slogans like “Diversity is strength” are on the other.
“You all hang with Nazis,” a man with the rainbow flag bearers shouts at a woman standing with the yellow vests. “When you hang out with Nazis, you become one.”