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The importance of reporting all events to the police

Since October 7, several events targeting the Arab-Muslim and Jewish communities have taken place in Montreal in the wake of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has focused its interventions to prioritize a response. All necessary resources are being mobilized, in terms of field presence, investigations and the collaboration with the communities targeted.

Victims or witnesses of a hate crime or incident?

As a Montreal citizen, the SPVM invites you to call 911 in the case of an emergency, or to present yourself to your local neighbourhood police station, if you fear for your safety, your physical integrity or if you feel that you are being threatened, discriminated against or harassed within the context of a hate event. You will notably be able to obtain assistance or file a complaint.

You can also report a hate incident online, by clicking on the button below.

Report a hate incident

Don't hesitate to report a hate crime or hate incident to the police by providing as much information as possible, e.g., words spoken by the suspect and any clues or information confirming the hateful nature of the situation.

You can also report the event anonymously and confidentially to Info-Crime Montréal at
514 393-1133 or via the form available on the website

Each new report is dealt with promptly. You can help us counter hate crimes by reporting these events, in which you may have been a victim or a witness. It is equally important that you report hate incidents to the police. The SPVM's Module des incidents et des crimes haineux investigates hate incidents to prevent them from being hate crimes.

How to distinguish a hate crime from a hate incident?

A hate crime is a CRIMINAL offence.

A hate incident is a NON-CRIMINAL ACT, which is derogatory or vexatious. This act could affect the sense of security of a person or an identifiable group of people.

In both cases, they are considered hateful when they are motivated or suspected of being motivated by hatred of race, national or ethnic origin, language, color, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other similar factor.

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