Request for information on Hate crime in relation to misogyny

Reference: 21009

Date Added: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.


1.   Have you introduced misogyny as a hate crime in your force? If not, are there plans to do so?

Gwent Police has not yet introduced recording of misogyny as a hate crime. It is anticipated that this will become a part of the hate crime recording process, pending national guidance and technical requirements.


There is currently a national review of hate crime legislation being undertaken by the Law Commission, more information can be found on the following link:


2.   If Yes to question 1. For public interest, how many individuals have made reports to your force where they have specifically stated misogyny as the offence/alleged offence?

No information held


3.   How many offences/alleged offences have actually been logged on your system as 'misogyny as a hate crime'?

No information held


4.   How many individuals have been arrested/questioned under caution for the offence of 'misogyny as a hate crime'?

No information held


5.   How many individuals have been charged by your force with the aggravating factor of 'misogyny as a hate crime'?  

No information held


6.   Specifically, how has training been impacted by misogyny as a hate crime? Is there specific training for unconscious bias?

No information held


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are two separate organisations.   The OPCC are not responsible for and do not generally hold operational policing information apart from the that which is provided in reports.  Information, such as that requested would fall within the remit of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link   Request information about the police | Gwent Police .


The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.