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Female Genital Mutilation Reports

Question

1. How many reports of FGM were received between 31st October 2015 to 30th October 2016. Please can you also provide the information for the same period from 31st October 2014 to 30th October 2015 and 31st October 2013 to 30th October 2014.

Of that number:

a. How many were NFA’d by police?

b. How many hours were used to investigate each case that was then NFA'd?

c. What were the reasons for them not being referred to the CPS?

2. Please list the reasons why each case did not get referred to the CPS. If possible, can this be presented in a table identifying how cases many for each reason?

3. How many were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service?

Answer

To retrieve all the relevant details we have searched for all incidents where there is a flag for FGM.

Please see the below table regarding all incidents recorded where there is an FGM flag. 

 

Oct 13- Oct 14

Oct 14- Oct 15

Oct 15- Oct 16

Total

Crime

2

3

6

11

No Crime

1

1

2

4

Non-   Recordable

15

39

25

79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a breakdown of the outcomes for the crimes which should be self-explanatory.

Please see below the crimes and outcomes that have been identified that are specific to FGM offences:

2 Crimes reported – Oct 2013- Oct 2014.

The outcomes are below:

OC09 - Not in Public Interest (CPS)

OC18 - No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed

3 Crimes reported – Oct 2014 – Oct 2015

The outcomes are below:

OC18 - No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed x2

OC15 - Sus/Insuff.Evidence

6 Crimes reported – Oct 2015 – Oct 2016

The outcomes are below:

OC01 - Charge/Summons

OC18 - No Sus / No Line Enq / Filed x3

OC20 - Transferred Other Agency x2

The number of hours spent investigating these specific crimes is not recorded.

With regard to the no crime figure this relates to those crimes where it was established no crime had occurred.

With regards to the non- recordable figure, this relates to an incident where FMG has been mentioned and a flag has been attributed. This does not relate to an identified FGM crime.

FOI reference: 564/17.

Date of request: 26.04.17.