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