With Toronto's Pride festival approaching, there's concern in the city's LGBT community about a new report that says hate crimes targeting a person's sexual orientation are more likely to be violent.
The report from Statistics Canada, tracked the number of hate crimes reported to police across Canada up until 2015.
It found that hate crimes "motivated by hatred of sexual orientation were more likely to be violent than hate crimes targeting other groups."
There were 114 police-reported hate crimes in this category in 2015, 14 fewer than the previous year, according to the report.
Between 2010 and 2015, the report says, 65 per cent of the police-reported hate crimes that targeted sexual orientation involved violent offences, the most common being assault.
June 14 / CBC News