UK police chiefs issue assessment of violence against women and girls

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Study of risks and threats shared to all forces by National Police Chiefs’ Council gives offences the same status as terrorism

Police chiefs have issued the first official assessment of violence against women and girls in the UK, placing such offences on the same footing as terrorism and serious organised crime.

The 230-page intelligence document outlining the crimes that pose the biggest threats to women and girls has been shared with all forces by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

Domestic abuse.

Rape and serious sexual offences.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Tech-enabled VAWG such as online stalking and harassment.

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