Crime: Females:Written question - 278479

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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Home Office
Crime: Females
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether misogynistic crimes targeted at women should be treated as hate crimes by the police.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 22 July 2019

The Government has asked the Law Commission to review the adequacy and parity of protection offered by the law relating to hate crime. This review covers both existing protected characteristics and whether additional strands, including sex and gender, should be added. The Law Commission will be undertaking a public consultation and we will consider the results of their report in due course.

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