Gender may be the biggest cause of hate crime against women, new data shows

“Despite the prevalence of this category of hate crime, crimes motivated by gender are “currently not recorded” or acted on as hate crimes by most police forces, per The Fawcett Society, a British gender equality organisation” writes Rachel Thompson for The data also showed that people aged between 16 and 44 were the most common targets of gender-motivated hate crimes.Gender may have been the motivation for over half the hate crimes reported by women in 2018, a new data analysis has revealed. By naming it as a hate crime we will take that vital first step.”. Figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales show that there were 67,000 reports of hate crime “based on gender” last year — of which 57,000 were “targeted at women.”.

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