On April 23, 2019 Toronto Police published the Annual Hate Crime Statistics Report 2018.
Here are the highlights of the report as reported by Toronto Sun:
Hate crime occurrences in 2018 decreased 26% from 2017.
The highest percentage of the 137 reported hate crimes were motivated by religion (50%) followed by race (12%) and then sexual orientation (8%.)
“The Jewish community was the most frequently victimized group for mischief to property occurrences and utter threat occurrences.”
“The Muslim community was the most frequently victimized group for assault occurrences.”
The number of hate crime arrests went down from 23 people in 2017 to 18 in the last year. The majority committing these offences were males aged 18 to 25.
“There are multiple factors that can affect fluctuation in the number of reported hate crimes and community groups that are victimized. These factors include international events, community educational programs, hate crime training and increased reporting.”