Worrying new figures from police forces across Britain have revealed that in some areas just 3% of reported incidents of so-called ‘honour’ based violence result in charges.
The data, uncovered by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted to 43 forces by The Huffington Post UK, suggests that despite the all-encompassing nature of the honour based abuse, police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are poorly equipped to deal with it.
The abuse is often used as a means of control, with violence beginning when victims are children and continuing into adult life, campaigners say.
Compounding the despair of victims, disobeying is seen as an insult and brings perceived shame to not only relatives, but to entire communities.
Read more – Huffington Post UK