Honour Base Violence, Forced Marriage and FGM much less common in Scotland

With almost all forms of crime in Scotland falling over the last ten to twelve years and now at levels below those across the UK, it would be interesting to know how the above forms compare.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/434027/526774/526824/19-2024-response?view=Standard

A Freedom of Information request to police Scotland revealed the above. If such crimes were occurring with similar frequency across the UK, as they are in Scotland, then the figures for the UK would be around 12 times greater They are not.

There were nearly 2 000 UK cases of FGM in just the first three months of 2019 suggesting a shocking 8 000 per year 286 times as many or 24 times as many per capita as in Scotland.

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/female-genital-mutilation/january-to-march-2019

There were 1 764 UK cases of Forced marriage in 2018 suggesting a rate 33 times higher or 3 times higher per capita than in Scotland.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf

There were 152 cases of Honour Based Violence in Scotland in 2018 but across the UK, for 2017 (most recent figures), there were more than 4 000 cases (estimate) giving a rate 26 times higher or 2 times as high per capita.

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Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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