FGM in London

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been reported in London in 2012 and 2013? How many investigations into FGM (procurement and practice) were started? How many people have been prosecuted in each of these years?


Answer for FGM in London

Answer for FGM in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

1st January 2012 - 31st December 2012:

• 26 referrals to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) • 4 cases of which were classified as an offence under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 after investigation.

1st January 2013 to date (11/06/2013):

• 19 referrals to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) • 9 cases currently being investigated in order to ascertain if FGM offences have occurred

There have been no prosecutions to date.

This is a priority issue for my second VAWG Strategy.