Female Genital Mutilation: Convictions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of FGM offences in the last three years.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Up until 31 December 2017, there have been no convictions in England and Wales for the principal offence of female genital mutilation under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Data for 2018 will be published in May 2019.

Whilst not yet recorded in the official statistics, a jury convicted the first defendant of an FGM offence on 1 February 2019.

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