Female Genital Mutilation

Home Department written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of female genital mutilation have been referred to the police since 2003.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The Home Office collects recorded crime data for offences committed under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. However, these offences are recorded under the offence classification of 'Less serious wounding' and cannot be separately identified from other offences within that offence classification.

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