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SASKATOON -- Police-reported crimes related to sex workers fell by more than half from towhich was largely driven by police refraining from going after certain types of work, according to Statistics Canada. But advocates say sex workers continue to be oppressed under the law. New data shows police-reported crimes related to the sex trade declined from 2, in to 1, in -- 95 per cent Woman for sex in Canada these crimes were related to stopping traffic or communicating for the purposes of sex.
The bulk of this 55 per cent decline occurred before federal laws went into effect in which changed how sex work is criminalized. Instead of criminalizing people who sold sex outright, the law instead went after people who purchased or benefited financially from the sexual services of others. Anna-Louise Crago, a researcher from Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and a sex worker advocate, said the s were a trend in the right direction, particularly when it came to a reduction in the rate of homicides for sex workers. She said the trend appears to coincide with the trend of more sex workers moving to online spaces.
She also cautioned against the notion that the overall figures show that oppression against those in the sex trade industry has ended. Her research team also found Indigenous sex workers were twice as likely to report not being able to call Other advocacy groups, such as Global Network of Sex Work Projectshave criticized similar legislation in other countries.
The new data showed the proportion of women accused in police-reported sex trade-related crimes ificantly dropped from 42 per cent into 22 per cent into only 5 per cent in And when it came to who went on to be charged, that dropped from 86 per cent in to 57 per cent in After the PCEPA became the law of the land, men ed for 93 per cent of people accused of sex-related crimes.
When looking at sheer totals, the of men accused of obtaining sexual services from an adult or from a minor spiked from in the five years prior to the new law, to 2, in the five years after. One out of nine men charged in these instances were criminally charged. The most common punishment was a fine, which was given to more than three-quarters of convicted men. However, it should be noted that a fine is the mandatory minimum sentence for this offence. As mentioned before, the laws more strongly went after third parties, primarily men, who were involved in profiting from the sex work of others.
The new Statistics Canada data showed that from tomen were accused in incidents involving a so-called profiting offence. But Crago also noted that when sex workers need to get out of dangerous situations, they often rely on other female sex workers in managerial roles who have shared expenses.
And Crago said these other workers can still be charged with sex-related offences as third parties, leaving sex workers who work with or for them more vulnerable. A woman requested to withhold her name holds a during a rally at Allan Gardens park to support Toronto sex workers and their rights in Toronto, Friday December 20, Sex workers say their voice is needed at Commons committee studying Pornhub. Young adult sex workers face many barriers accessing health care: report. Nearly one-third of sex workers won't call due to fear of police, study finds.
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