It’s been a couple of years since we looked at gender inequality in prostitution arrests in the City of Worcester.
As I said a couple of years ago, it’s difficult to track prostitution-related arrests. So allow me to focus on the press releases issued by WPD for 2013-2014:
January 20, 2013: 5 men, 9 women
May 17, 2013: 5 men, 10 women
June 5, 2013: 2 men, 3 women
March 20, 2014: 0 men, 5 women
May 21, 2014: 2 men, 6 women
So — from the press releases for the past year and a half, 70% of the prostitution sting arrests have been women.
If you’re looking at 2014, it’s a whopping 84%.
I’m not sure if the Vice Squad was anticipating the #YesAllWomen hashtag, or somehow took it the wrong way.
Not to sound hysterical, but would it be too much to ask for a bit of gender parity in Main South prositution stings? (Especially considering the effort we took to try to impound johns’ cars just a few short years ago…)