FGM, marriage and violence (5481_14)

Request

  1. For the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013) in total how many incidents and crimes did your police force record of:
  2. a) “Honour” based violence?
  3. b) Forced marriage?
  4. c)  Female Genital Mutilation?
  1. If your police force record any of/ all of a)-c) together, for the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013), in total, how many incidents and crimes of “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM combined did your police force record?
  1. For the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013) in how many cases were criminal charges pressed which involved:
  1. a) “Honour” based violence
  2. b) Forced marriage?
  3. c) Female Genital Mutilation?
  1. If your police force record any of/ all of a)-c) together, for the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013), in total, in how many cases of “honour” based violence, FGM and forced marriage combined were charges pressed?
  1. For the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013) how many cases resulted in convictions involving:
  1. a) “Honour” based violence
  2. b) Forced marriage?
  3. c) Female Genital Mutilation?
  1. If your police force record all of/ any of a)-c) together, for the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013), in total, in how many cases of “honour” based violence, FGM and forced marriage combined were there convictions?
  1. For the full year of 2013 (01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013), in total how many murder cases involving “honour” based violence did your police force record?

Response

Please find attached our response.

Please note that the information being disclosed is unlikely to be an accurate figure as other agencies are also involved in dealing with this type of offence.

Please also note that comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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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