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Anti-Asian hate incidents up by 47% in Canada, report reveals

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  • A total of 943 hate incidents were reported in Canada in 2021, marking a 47% increase from the previous year.
  • Women, children and East Asians composed the majority of the reports.
  • Nearly half (48%) of the incidents occurred in public spaces, including parks, streets and sidewalks.
  • Verbal harassment was the most reported form (48%) of discrimination, followed by shunning (13%), coughing at or spitting on (12%), and physical force (7%).
  • The new data comes from the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) and Project 1907, which collected self- and witness-reported incidents online.

Anti-Asian hate incidents in Canada have increased by 47% in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to a new report released by the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) and Project 1907.

A total of 943 racist and xenophobic incidents were reported across the country between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021, the report said. The figure includes both self- and witness-reported experiences.