Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Jenkin of Kennington Baroness Jenkin of Kennington Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (1) prosecuted for, and (2) found guilty of, female genital mutilation in the UK.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

In the period between the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 coming into force and 31 December 2018, there were 6 prosecutions and 0 convictions for female genital mutilation offences.

The media, however, reported on one conviction early in 2019, but that covers a period for which statistics will be published in May 2020.

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