According to the report, Black Canadians represented 32% of all crimes analyzed between 2013 and 2017, including non-compliance, possession of marijuana, trespassing, and some driving offenses – those crime that the team chooses to focus on because they often increase at the discretion of an officer.
And although they make up less than a tenth of Toronto’s population, Blacks are almost four times more likely to be billed than whites and seven times more than other races.
Proof of race records
According to the report, although they were charged more than other racial or ethnic groups, black Canadians were also more likely to be withdrawn, and their crimes were less likely to be convicted. than whites.
This finding “undermines that proposition [Black Canadians] The committee said in its report more charges were faced because they were more involved in illegal acts.
But it does show that Toronto police may accuse black Canadians of excessive blackness or target them for their race.
The commission said perhaps most clearly the police’s racial profiling in the offending driving. One-third of people accused of “blind” driving – or charges that could only be discovered after police dragged someone in and interrogated them – were black. “Out of sight” driving fees include driving without a valid license or insurance.
The commission said the violations were the result of “taking the initiative”, when an employee checked a license plate or pulled a driver over without knowing whether the driver was guilty or not. The fact that Blacks are more likely to be charged suggests that Toronto police are more likely to use that tactic of proactive control with Black Canadians.
Black Canadians were more likely to be shot dead by police
Toronto’s black residents have been present in a number of violent police incidents.
During that time, black Canadians also accounted for nearly 30% of all use of force, 36% of shootings, 61% of use of force that killed civilians and 70% of scene shootings. according to the report. .
Why are police arresting and accusing black Canadians more often
Since the reporting period in question, the Toronto Police Department has created an Equity, Inclusion and Human Rights unit that “tries to provide services without prejudice”, starting anti-discrimination training. Black race and currently collecting its own data on race service said the bias among Toronto officers.