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Forced Marriage

Question for Home Office

UIN HL14198, tabled on 12 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 March (HL13499), how many cases were brought forward for (1) forcing someone to marry, and (2) breaching a forced marriage protection order, under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017, (e) 2018, (f) 2019, and (g) 2020.

Answered on

26 March 2021

The number of offences forced marriage recorded by police forces in England Wales able to supply data to the Home Office can be found in the table. Data for the whole of 2020 is not yet available. This will include cases where an attempt to commit a forced marriage offence was thwarted as well as completed offences.

Table: Forced marriage offences, England and Wales*

Year

Number of offences

2015

44

2016

99

2017

76

2018

128

2019

131

*Excludes police forces: Kent, Wiltshire, Staffordshire, Humberside and Greater Manchester Police

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