Only 5% of ‘honour’ crimes reported to police are referred to CPS – The Guardian

The police are failing the victims of “honour” crimes, with just 5% of reported cases being referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, a leading charity has warned.

The number of cases of “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM reported to the police has increased by 53% since 2014, figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show.

However, despite the rise in reporting, the volume of cases referred to the CPS for a charging decision is the lowest it has been for five years.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/07/only-5-of-honour-crimes-reported-to-police-are-referred-to-cps

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