Recording misogyny as a hate crime does not create any new crimes but instead provides a way for police forces to draw patterns, introduce prevention strategies and track down serial perpetrators.
Current hate crime laws sets out five components which are tracked — race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability — with campaigners now wanting misogyny to be added to this list.
Labour’s Metro Mayors gave their support to a parliamentary proposal launched by Stella Creasy, who wants the government to use the domestic abuse bill, which was debated in parliament on Monday, to make the police begin recording misogyny as a hate crime.
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