Official Statistics

Statistics on so called ‘honour-based’ abuse offences, England and Wales, 2020 to 2021

Statistics on so called ‘honour-based’ abuse offences recorded by the police in the year to March 2021.

Applies to England and Wales


Statistics on so called ‘honour-based’ abuse offences, England and Wales, 2020 to 2021: data tables

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This publication provides information on the number of so called ‘honour-based’ abuse (HBA) related crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales from April 2020 to March 2021. Additional analysis on the types of offences associated with HBA is also provided.

So called HBA-related crimes for the purposes of this collection follow the current police and Crown Prosecution Service definition:

“an incident or crime involving violence, threats of violence, intimidation, coercion or abuse (including psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse) which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of an individual, family and/or community for alleged or perceived breaches of the family and/or community’s code of behaviour.”

Published 9 December 2021