2017-18 HMPPS Offender Equalities Report
"transgender" means "in transition and recognised by prison authorities as being so it excludes offenders with GRCs!
"In 2017-18, 79.9% of all "in-transition, no GRC" offenders were MALE (transwomen)." ie very similar to 2016-17 & 2018-19
Screen capture from 2017-18 HMPPS Offender Equalities Report -"legal gender" there is no legal basis for this "legally" doubtful term!
2017-18 HMPPS Offender Equalities Report: Derivation of percentage: 111/139 = 79.9% (2 Nov 2018)
Statistically accurate statement: "In 2017-18, at least 79.9% (111/139) "in-transition no GRC" offenders were MALE. This figure does not who "did not state" (DNS) a "legal gender" nor did it include offenders with GRCs (of either sex).
"DNS" - "did not state" ie no indication of bio-sex
this 111 total does NOT include offenders with GRCs (the only legal evidence of transgender status), it is very unlikely to be 50:50 male to female.
On both "DNS" and "GRC" I assume a similar 80% | 18% male: female, which will take that 79% (rounded up to 80%) figure higher and even closer the 96% male prison population ie a measure of male criminality and further from the 3.9% female prison population ie a measure of female criminality.
NB: Ministry of Justice is the UK ministry most involved with all things legal and judicial, there is no definition of "gender" or "legal gender", legal or otherwise.
The only objective evidence of transgender status is the Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) administered by the same MOJ's "Gender Recognition Panel" (GRP). It is therefore a very strange basis for excluding prison inmates with GRCs from the "transgender" total.
i) transphobic & disrespectful as it fails to recognise the unique life journey of transgender people
ii) Safe-guarding failure for inmates with GRCs failure - in the light of assertions of pervasive transphobia
iii)Safe-guarding failure for separation of inmates with male genitalia from female prisoners within the female prison estate....according to all the assertions of the MOJ & HMPPS.
Statistical CAUTION: The MOJ definition of "transgender" means "in-transition and recognised by the prison authorities as genuinely 'transgender' but NO GRC
© 2021 Clare B Dimyon MBE [L-G-B-T] Analytical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry