Misogyny as hate crime

MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In 2016, Nottinghamshire Police reclassified misogynistic incidents as a hate crime. Following discussions that Metropolitan Police Service Hate Crime team and other police forces have had, will you and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime reclassify misogyny as a hate crime in London too?


Answer for Misogyny as hate crime

Answer for Misogyny as hate crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The VAWG strategy is a core element of the upcoming Police and Crime Plan.  Currently misogyny does not feature as part of MOPAC hate crime agenda, however, misogyny, discrimination and harassment of women sits firmly within the Strategy.

MOPAC is keen to see the learning and evidence that comes from the Nottinghamshire work and my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, will continue to host discussions on the matter as this information becomes available.