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Honour Based Violence

Attorney General written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Attorney General, how many cases dealt with by the CPS were flagged as being cases of honour-based violence in the most recent year for which data is available.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) uses a monitoring flag to collect data to show the number of defendants prosecuted for offences relating to ‘so-called’ honour-based violence (HBV). The flag is applied where any offence of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse has been carried out in the context of HBV. During the financial year 2015-16 the CPS received 216 HBV referrals from the police, 182 of these were prosecuted.

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