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A thousand new cases of FGM in just three months in Britain

More than a thousand new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were registered in England in the short space of three months. Despite FGM being illegal in the UK, there have so far been no convictions in the courts. 

Published: June 29, 2018, 10:41 am

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    There have been 1 030 new cases of FGM discovered in England alone between January and March 2018, according to NHS data.

    The report into FGM showed London was the worst affected, with 425 newly recorded incidents, followed by the North of England, with 275, the Midlands has 195 and the South of England has 110.

    Very few cases were noted where no fixed address could be given. And even though it has been illegal to carry out FGM in the UK since 1985, there has not been a single successful prosecution. The practice is supposed to be punishable with 14 years in prison.

    The overwhelming majority of recorded victims hail from East Africa and Western Africa. The failure to prosecute perpetrators for this crime has been branded a “national scandal” by the Home Affairs Select Committee.

    Between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 8 656 cases reported by doctors’ surgeries or hospitals, the equivalent of one every 61 minutes, The Independent reported, and a new case of FGM is recorded every 92 minutes on average.

    Tanya Barron, chief executive of the charity Plan International UK, said: “An estimated 200 million women and girls worldwide are affected.”

    Close to 140 000 women and girls live in the UK with FGM and with many of them are British taxpayers.

     

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