Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Chiefs to Review Pilot Scheme

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Chiefs to Review Pilot Scheme

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AT the Chief Constables Council last month, police chiefs were presented with a paper that asked them to consider the case for monitoring genderbased hate crime. A decision was made not to roll the policy out nationally.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, National Police Chiefs Council lead for hate crime, said: "A number of groups have called for crimes believed to be motivated by misogyny to be recorded as hate crimes.

"This has been piloted by Nottinghamshire Police over the last two years and police chiefs were asked to consider the case for extending this approach across England and Wales.

"Parliament sets law and there is currently no government statute for treating misogyny in this way.

"Police chiefs agreed there was a need to review the full evaluation of the Nottinghamshire Police pilot and alternative approaches in other forces that don't involve changes to crime recording. …

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