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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:39 AM

(Jewish Group) Hate crime reports in Vancouver reach 203 over four years

Jewish people or property was identified in 32 cases, followed by 31 reports connected specifically to lesbian and gay communities and 28 in the Black community.

The majority of the 203 cases, which were reported by police to Statistics Canada as “suspected or actual hate crimes,” were related to what police classified as mischief (91 files) and assaults (61).

The data did not break down the nature of the mischief, although police told the Courier that graffiti, etching on vehicles and property damage such as broken windows at places of worship have been investigated.

Assault with a weapon, harassment and uttering threats were some of the other offences identified by police in the data, which was posted May 31 to the VPD’s website.

The data shows Vancouver police saw reports of hate crimes increase from 46 in 2016 to 74 in 2017. Police said the 2018 data will also show an increase when statistics are released in the next few months.

So far this year, the number of reports has “stabilized, if not gone down a bit,” said Sgt. Valerie Spicer of the VPD’s Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenous Relations unit.


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EllieBC Jun 12 #1

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:53 PM

1. Zero surprise.

I live outside of Vancouver. The Jewish pop of Van is small and largely invisible. The small Orthodox community stands out and friends I know who are members of it have been harassed. No one cares. In my small town up the road, a Jewish girl was harassed via text at school and a swastika drawn on the stoop of her home. It was written off as kids being kids.

The area is very diverse. Lots of visible religious minorities such as Sikhs and Muslims. Lots of Asians, mostly Chinese, and a large Filipino population. No one cared. Literally no one. It was swept under the rug and people shrugged and said it was just "kids being kids".

I am fairly certain this would NOT have been the response had one of the other minority groups in town been attacked in this way.

Again, no one cares. I would like to ask antisemites to start carrying MAGA hats and confederate flags and talking about Hitler because that will be the only way someone will give a damn.

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