Ooops… There Goes The Islamophobia Narrative: Jews, Blacks & Gays Top Toronto Hate Crimes

TORONTO – The most victimized group in Toronto last year was the Jewish community, followed by the LGBTQ community and the black community, according to the 2014 Toronto Police annual hate crime report.

The report shows the number of reported hate crimes in 2014 increased to 146, up from 131 reported in 2013.

The number of people arrested also went up last year, from 17 arrests in 2013 to 22 arrests in 2014.

Religion proved to be the dominant motivation for almost half of all occurrences — it was identified as the main factor behind 63 of last year’s 146 occurrences.

The most prevalent offences in 2014, according to the report, which was on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board, were mischief to property (93), assault (23), and criminal harassment (10).

The Jewish community was targeted in 44 occurrences, followed by the LGBTQ community (27 occurrences), the black community (20 occurrences), and the Muslim community (16 occurrences).

The report cautioned the statistics “may not be a true reflection of the prevalence” of hate crimes in Toronto.

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  • Everyone Else

    I’d love to see them do this breakdown according to perpetrator (in addition to victim). How many of the ant-Jewish hate crimes were done by Muslims.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      I suspect them Jehovah’s Witnesses have a real hard-on for those Jooooos.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Before the influx of Muslim immigrants to Canada hate crimes were relatively rare.
    Now their venom has spread to others and is increasing at an ever more rapid rate.

    May I confess I now frequently indulge in Islamodium.

    • Censored_often

      Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11. Everything else has been commentary. Jihad Watch and BCF are a good part of this education. I loathe Islam, and the more I learn about this wretched fascist cult the more I loathe it.

  • Stronger Than Dirt

    Where are the hate crimes against whites ? … Ooops forgot my progressive brainwashing classes. … But seriously not one hate crime against a straight white Christian person in Toronto – for years – by a ‘progressive’ ? …. Complete utter bullshit.

    • It’s racist to record hate crimes against whites.

  • Palidor

    I have never liked the ideology behind the concept of hate crimes. All crime involves disrespect. Labeling them hate crimes under political motivations ends up building a victim hood hierarchy. Just because Jews won the 2014 Hate Crime Olympics doesn’t make the whole idea any less repugnant.

    • marco

      It also presumes a moral hierarchy such that ie. killing some random person for some random reason is less wrong than killing said person while violating progressive sensibilities. “He pissed me off for cutting me off at the intersection” is now considered (and codified) as less wrong than “he pissed me off because he asked if I wanted a blowjob”.

  • cmh

    Hey… whatever works

  • Gary

    Wow, 300,000+ muslims in Toronto and there is a huge hate-crime report of 16 victims. My gawd, will the islamophobia ever end.
    I wonder what the Calgary Stats are because the Police and Mayor don’t seem to think that a mob of jew-hating pro-hamas muslims that riot and attack jews to send 6 people to the hospital is NOT a hate-crime.

    CAIR had used the CBC since 9/11/01 to get air time to spew fabricated hate-crimes that weren’t an official report to the Police.
    The new tactic for islamists and CAIR is to work with Imams that vandalise their own mosque and then call 9-1-1 to report it. CAIR has yet to follow up those events for any arrests , but In the USA there have been muslims arrested by the FBI for these attacks on mosques based on the Sunni Sharia hatred .