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As a member of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Canada works with other countries to monitor and combat hate crime (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights 2014).
In Canada, four specific offences are listed as hate crimes in the allows for increased penalties when sentencing any criminal offence (such as assault or mischief) where there is evidence that the offence was motivated by bias, prejudice or hatred based on various criteria as set out in that subparagraph. This article examines police-reported hate crime in Canada using data from the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2), which collects information from police services (see Text box 1).
It is intended to be a starting point for police and Crowns.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide police and Crown prosecutors with guidelines for the investigation and prosecution of criminal harassment cases and to promote an integrated criminal justice response to stalking.Hate crimes can be either violent or non-violent in nature, and affect not only the individual victims but also the communities targeted.