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UK: ‘Honour’ crimes against women in UK rose rapidly by 47%, figures show

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‘Honour’ crimes against women in UK rising rapidly, figures show

Statistics from police forces detailing numbers of crimes planned and carried out by families or communities reveals 47% rise

Banaz Mahmod murdered

Banaz Mahmod, an ‘honour killing’ victim strangled in 2006. Photograph: Metropolitan police/PA

The number of women and girls in the UK suffering violence and intimidation at the hands of their families or communities is increasing rapidly, according to figures revealing the nationwide scale of “honour” abuse for the first time.

Statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act about such violence – which can include threats, abduction, acid attacks, beatings, forced marriage, mutilation and murder – show that in the 12 police force areas for which comparable data was available, reports went up by 47% in just a year.

The figures, shared with the Guardian by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (Ikwro)

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