Are sex offenders exploiting trans-rights policies behind bars? | The Spectator

On these numbers, we can say with some confidence that last year there were between 142 and 145 transwomen in the male prison estate. (This is 146 minus a number between one and four). And 87 of those prisoners had at least one conviction for a sexual offence.

This means that the proportion of male-born transwomen in the prison system who are sex offenders is between 60 per cent and 61.3 per cent. That is significantly higher than the roughly 18 per cent of the general population of the male estate who are jailed for sexual offences. It is also a lot higher than the 41 per cent estimate that Fair Play for Women made in 2018, to some controversy.

Do these figures suggest that men who commit sexual offences are more likely than others to claim to be transgender? I think that possibility should be given more attention, not least by trans-rights advocates. If it is the case that predatory males are exploiting trans-inclusive policies for their own ends, those who champion those policies should be deeply concerned, since this could not just undermine those policies but also adversely shape wider public debate.

Source: Are sex offenders exploiting trans-rights policies behind bars? | The Spectator

One thought on “Are sex offenders exploiting trans-rights policies behind bars? | The Spectator”

  1. Easy to fix that title, just shift the first word to third place: “Sex offenders ARE exploiting trans-rights policies behind bars” (and everywhere else they should be kept out of)

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