Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, January 4, 2010

Honor Killings on Rise in England

But hopefully, the New Year will see a dramatic decrease in these honor crimes.  From the London Evening Standard:

In the financial year 2007/08, a total of 161 incidents, including 93 criminal offences, were reported to police. The rest were “non-crimes” such as intimidation or attempts at forced marriage.

But the following year the number had jumped to 256, of which 132 were criminal offences. And 211 incidents have already been reported in the first six months of this financial year, of which 129 were offences.

This number is more than double the same period last year. There have been a series of horrific attacks which police suspect were motivated by “honour” within the family or community.

Read more here.


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