"Gender differences are the most significant feature of recorded crime"
Give some statistics on gender differences in crime and explain what these show
The male to female prison population is 20:1. This could suggest that males are more likely to offend or that female crime is underreported. Also, by the age of 40, 32% of males had a criminal conviction, compared with 9% of females. This may indicate less severe punishments for crimes committed by women.