The number of sexist outrages recorded by the police increased in 2021, with 2,300 offenses recorded against 1,400 in 2020, the ministerial statistical service for internal security (SSMSI) said on Thursday.

For the offenses recorded by the national police, “the victims are mainly women”, at 91%, indicates the SSMSI.

Nearly two-thirds of them are under 30 years old.

When the outrages target people because of their sexual orientation, men represent 48% of the victims.

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“The perpetrators are almost exclusively men, mostly adults,” according to the SSMSI.

The regions where these offenses are most recorded are Ile-de-France and Centre-Val-de-Loire.

The specific offense of sexist contempt is framed by the law promulgated on August 3, 2018 strengthening the fight against sexual and sexist violence.

It consists of "imposing on a person any statement or behavior with a sexual or sexist connotation which either undermines their dignity because of their degrading or humiliating nature, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive situation for them".

Sexist contempt is punished with a 4th class fine, or 5th class when committed with aggravating circumstances.


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