Almost half of the hate crimes in Toronto in 2024 have been antisemitic

Toronto police said there have been close to 190 alleged hate crimes reported so far this year, nearly half of them antisemitic.

The update was provided at a meeting of the Toronto Police Service Board, where the force also presented hate crime statistics for 2023, according to the report.

The data presented on Friday says there was a 47 percent increase in reported hate crimes last year compared with 2022.

It says there were 365 reported incidents in 2023, and 59 people were charged in relation to 61 incidents.

Toronto and the area have seen an increase in anti-Israel riots and acts of antisemitism since the start of Israel’s war against Hamas on October 7.

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EJC Director of European Affairs addresses FRA event on the release of its third survey on antisemitism

EJC Director of European Affairs spoke about how the concerning findings of the 2023 survey relate to the experiences of Jewish communities in Europe, amid the dramatic rise of antisemitism both online and offline, even before the Hamas massacre of 7 October.