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InfoNews Kamloops | Why rise in hate and domestic crimes during COVID are expected to continue

  Posted on: March 23, 2022

Two of the most significant changes in Canadian crime rates during COVID saw increases in hate crimes and domestic abuse. Statistics Canada reported recently that hate crimes increased in Canada by 37% in 2020 versus 2019. While 2021 data is not yet available, anecdotally there doesn’t seem to be any decline, according to Rochelle Stevenson, Interim Department Chair for Thompson Rivers University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Read more