A top UK government official has allegedly ordered "woke" police to stop recording male offenders as women in crime stats.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has ordered her office to begin working with the nation's police forces on a new procedure for officers to record the sex of criminals. It has been stated this is to ensure crime statistics are "more accurate" going forward, according to the Daily Mail.
The move comes after multiple cases in which biologically male criminals identified as women during or after committing heinous crimes and were recorded as such. This has prompted concerns over the accuracy of crime recording statistics.
Earlier this year, Professor Alice Sullivan of University College London submitted a petition to the Scottish government demanding police more accurately record the sex of rapists. According to her petition, "Rape is classified as a male crime in UK law, and females can only be charged with rape as an accomplice," yet her data shows that between 2012 and 2018, a total of 436 males prosecuted for rape were recorded as women.
In England and Wales, almost 57% of trans-identified male inmates have been charged with at least one sex offense, compared to 17% of non-trans male inmates, and just 2% of biologically female inmates.
In 2019, Freedom of Information requests made by feminist activists revealed that at least six police forces in the UK had been recording criminals based on self-identified gender rather than sex.
Speaking to The Times after the data was received, Nicola Williams, director of Fair Play for Women, said: “You can’t get much more of a male crime than rape. It would be highly offensive to a woman who was raped to have it written down that her attacker was a female when clearly that was a male with a penis."
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