Sexual Harassment Crisis: Criminal Laws Need to Change

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says 695 people have been killed in the 12 months leading to March because of sexual harassment. According to the report, 124 of the victims were 16 to 24 years old, which is 32 people more than the previous year. According to the report, 1,950 crimes, including murder with a weapon, were registered in the country last year.

Statistics on How Murders Are Committed in the UK

In the UK, about 4% of those killed each year are shot, which includes homosexuality and suicide cases. Forty percent of homicides are stabbings, 17% GBH or using other instruments, and in 11% of cases the victim is strangled.

London Is UK’s Most Criminal City

According to reports, the capital is considered as one of the most criminal areas. Last year, 126 people were killed in London alone, an increase of about 16% compared with 2019. Also last year in London, despite the pandemic closures and quarantines, the number of shootings reached 288, which was 22 more than in 2019.

Murder to Population Ratio in the UK

The Office for National Statistics reported a homicide rate of in the country. According to the report, 548,521 weapon permits have been issued in the UK this year, which is 2% less than last year. Also this year, 565,929 people in the UK were licenced to carry handguns or rifles, which is a drop of 3% as compared to last year.

Record Homicide Statistics

In the year leading to March 2018, there were a total of . The figures were influenced by “unusual accidents”, such as the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, which killed 96 people. According to reports, female victims were often killed in or around their homes, while a third of men were killed on the streets or in the alleys. More than half of the killings were due to quarrels, revenge or anger. Statistics show that in 2017 and 2018, there were 55 stabbings leading to deaths in London, which is equivalent to one-fifth of the total number of cold steel homicides in the country.

Statistics show that stabbings leading to deaths in England and Wales have reached their highest level since records began. In the year ending March 2018, 285 homicides using knives or sharp objects were recorded, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. The statistics have spiked from 212 cases in 2016-2017 to their highest number since the collection of data began in 1946. The previous record was for the year ending March 2008, when 268 people were killed with knives or sharp objects.

Spike in Statistics for Violence Against Women

Studies show that women in the UK are widely targeted for all forms of violence. The killing of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old British woman, sparked a wave of protests against the police. In the aftermath of this incident, many women in the UK recounted their experiences of being abused. Reports show that in the year ending March 2020, 207 women were killed in the UK, which means that one in five killings were of women.

A Woman is Murdered Once Every Three Days

In the 10 years to 2018, 1,425 women were killed in the UK according to data collected by the Femicide Census – an organisation which collects information on men’s violence against women. This means that a woman is killed in the UK almost every three days. In addition, 4,493 men and 1,075 women were killed over the past decade; 31% of the victims were women.

Surveys show that 57% of women murdered are killed by an acquaintance, most of whom are their fiancés or ex-fiancés. In other cases, the murders were carried out by an unknown individual, with 13% in the case of women and 30% in the case of men. In some cases, the killer has not been identified. In addition, 70% of women were killed in their own homes, compared to about 35% of men.

Statistics for Sexual Harassment Against Women Spike

In 2017, 3.4 million women were sexually harassed. Of these, one million was rape or attempted rape cases. Sexual harassment cases are much more common among young women in the UK. One in 10 students had experienced sexual harassment by 2020. One in five women has been the target of repeated sexual harassment since the age of 16, twice as many as men. The report says that many sexual harassment cases remain unsolved; in other words, many of these crimes have not even been reported by the victim.

Sexual Violence Is Common in the UK

Reports from the Crime Survey for England and Wales show that in 2020, 151,000 people, 144,000 of whom were women, were the victims of rape or attempted rape; of these, only 55,000 have been reported to the police. In the year 2020 in England and Wales, only 1439 people were accused of rape, which is the lowest number since the beginning of data collection in 2014 and 2015. Official statistics do not estimate the number of women who have been the target of sexual violence, but research shows that this is common in the UK.

A YouGov survey carried out by UN Women UK found that 7 out of 10 women have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public. Published statistics show that in 2020, about 1.6 million women in England and Wales were the target of domestic violence, bringing the total to 757,000 male victims. The statistics cover all forms of abuse, including physical, emotional, and economic.

The type of violence is also increasing dramatically. This increase comes at a time when people are less connected due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and successive quarantines. Concerns about the uncontrollable spread of violence in the UK have prompted many legal experts to advise the government to find a solution and enact stricter laws. But Boris Johnson’s government has so far not taken any precautionary measures to reduce the figures, and this has led to an increase in all forms of violence in recent months.

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