Crime Statistics: Gender Identity - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:23 pm on 24 April 2024.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Roborough Lord Roborough Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 3:23, 24 April 2024

My Lords, in answer to these concerns, the Government have recently commissioned Professor Alice Sullivan to conduct an independent review of data collection on biological sex and gender in research and statistics within public bodies. This will report back by August 2024. The Home Office will thoroughly review Professor Sullivan’s findings when they are available, and will take any necessary action to ensure accuracy with regard to police statistics.

The Home Office annual data requirement for police custody, ADR 149, which is a mandatory collection, requires police forces to record the sex of detainees. In providing data to compile the Home Office’s homicide index, police forces are required to record a suspect’s sex—male, female or not known. The suspect’s gender is recorded separately, and only if it is different from their sex.