Although there were 2,600 incidents of honour-based crimes recorded by the police between March 2014 and January 2015, Freedom of Information requests reveal the true number to be far higher.

Diana Nammi, founder of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, said: “The true scale of the problem still is very unknown, but our finding was that there were over 11,237.

“This shows just the tip of the iceberg. The police don’t take these cases seriously and sensitively. They wouldn’t believe that the problem is so huge.”

Reported by Sky News. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.