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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Visible minorities have heightened fear of hate crimes, says report
ROSS MAROWITS
Canadian Press


MONTREAL (CP) - Visible minorities were twice as worried as other Canadians about becoming the victims of hate crimes, a Statistics Canada report suggested Tuesday.

One in 11 visible minorities were worried about becoming the victim of a crime because of their race, ethnicity, language or religion, says the report comprised of three surveys. The rate of concern is more than double that of Canadians as a whole.

The issue has relevance for a growing number of Canadians since the visible minority population has grown almost six times faster than the overall population.

More than 270,000 Canadians believed they were victims of hate crimes, the report said.

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