FGM Arrests (4463/17)

Request

The information I am looking for is the number of cases of FGM reported to yourselves in 2017 and the number of arrests and prosecutions made as a result of the information having been passed to you.  So that is two pieces of information I’m looking for.

1 – the number of cases of FGM reported to you (or that you have been made aware of) in Birmingham/West Mids area via any means and from any source – parent, neighbour, NHS, social services, member of the public, etc. (2017)

2 – the number of arrests made in relation to FGM in Birmingham/West Mids area. (2017)

The FGM can have occurred in UK or the person might have been taken abroad for the procedure to have been done and then returned to the UK.  I would still consider it an assault on a UK resident if the cutting was done abroad and the child returned to the UK.

Response

Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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