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Montreal sees spike in reported hate crimes, police data reveals - Montreal - CBC News

6.7.17

Montreal sees spike in reported hate crimes, police data reveals - Montreal - CBC News: In the first half of 2017 — between Jan. 1 and June 1 — police received 101 reports of hate crimes or hate incidents.

That's almost as many as the 137 crimes reported for the entire year of 2016.

Police say it's a plus that more people are reporting incidents.

"People reporting is part of the solution because we can have a portrait of what's going on," said Lieutenant Detective Line Lemay of the Montreal police Hate Crimes unit.

Of the 101 reported incidents so far this year, more than half of them — 57 — were religiously motivated.

Police don't break down which religions were targeted, but Lemay said the Hate Crimes unit saw a big bump in reports after January's Quebec City mosque shooting.


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