Forced Marriage

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected cases of forced marriage have been investigated by the police in England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for forced marriage in England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The police do not publish/record the number of suspected cases of Forced Marriage which have been investigated.

However, data from the CPS annual violence against women and girls reports on police referrals and prosecutions is set out below:

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Referrals

46

51

59

67

82

90

Prosecutions completed

41

42

41

45

46

53

In addition, between 2009 and March 2017 over 1,250 Forced Marriage Protection Orders were issued to protect those at risk and assist with repatriating victims.

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