Everyday sexism (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have a question on gender-based hate crime.  Mr Mayor, Nottinghamshire, North Yorkshire and Avon and Somerset police forces now officially recognise gender-based hate crime.  Nottinghamshire pioneered this recording approach in July 2016.  I drew your attention in the form of written questions to Nottinghamshire’s approach in October 2016.  You said that you would get your team to monitor the situation.  Sarah Newton, giving evidence on behalf of the National Police Chief Council to the Home Office Select Committee earlier this year described this move as, “really innovative” and urged other forces to pick up this good practice.  Do you agree with her and will you follow her example of this force and officially recognise the gender-based hate crime?

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Answer for Everyday sexism (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Everyday sexism (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Thank you for your question and thank you for continually raising this issue with me.  What MOPAC is keen to do is learn from the evidence that comes from these few areas, and Nottingham have taken the lead, they have adopted this approach to including misogyny, as you said, as a hate crime.  It is early days yet.  MOPAC spoke to Nottingham a month or so ago.  It is very, very early days.  We are reviewing and analysing what happens in Nottingham and other parts of the country and then we will come back once we have got a better idea.  One of the great things about having 43 police forces around the country is if one police force has an idea we can let them run with the idea and then learn lessons.


Unmesh Desai (AM):  Sharing good practice.  Thank you, Chair.