The majority of the most-wanted in Europe are women. Europe's crime Europol has revealed a of 21 criminals who are on the from the authorities. Eighteen of these are women. The wanted suspects have been accused of a of charges including murder, human and drug trafficking and . The most-wanted list was released as part of Europol's "Crime has no gender" . A spokeswoman said: "People think that usually these are not being committed by women, but they are, and they are equally as as those committed by men." However, a crime expert told the BBC that: "Some women do commit serious crimes. They do so far less than men."
The Europol campaign hopes to raise , "that women are just as likely to commit crimes as men." A spokeswoman said: "Even though the is often around male fugitives, women can be just as bad." The campaign's website asks visitors the : "Are women equally as of committing serious crimes as men?" It then answers that very question by stating: "The female fugitives featured on Europe's Most Wanted prove that they are [capable]. The criminals - of genders - in this new campaign by EU law enforcement are all wanted for offenses like murder, trafficking, fraud, theft and trafficking in human ."