Honour Based Offences (4080_16)

Request

  1. For the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) in total how many incidents and crimes did your police force record of:

a)”honour” based violence?

b) forced marriage?

c) female genital mutilation?

  1. If your police force records any of/ all of a)-c) together, for the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) in total how many incidents and crimes of “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation combined did your police force record?
  1. For the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) in how many cases were criminal charges pressed which involved:

a)”honour” based violence?

b) forced marriage?

c) female genital mutilation?

  1. If your police force records any of/ all of a)-c) together, for the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) in how many cases of “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation were criminal charges pressed?
  1. For the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) how many cases resulted in convictions involving:

a)”honour” based violence?

b) forced marriage?

c) female genital mutilation?

6.If your police force records any of/ all of a)-c) together, for the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) in how many cases involving “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation were there convictions?

  1. For the full year of 2015 (01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015) how many murder cases involving “honour” based violence did your police force record?

Response

Please find attached (4080_attachment_01.pdf) but note that the information provided is unlikely to be an accurate figure as other agencies are also involved in dealing with offences of this type.

Can I also make you aware of the following:

In 2015 West Midlands Police commissioned a problem profile for HBA/FM and separately for FGM. These are now published on the internet:-

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Strategic-Document-2015.pdf

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Strategic-Document-2015-1.pdf

We are one of the only forces to have adopted and paid for the Karma Nirvana risk assessment which was rolled out across the force from Spring 2015, with all frontline staff dealing with potential victims of HBA and FM having to complete one along with a DASH risk assessment.

WMP are committed to give victims the confidence to report incidents and keep them safe from further risk of harm.

 

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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