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Forced Marriage Unit statistics 2018

Information on the number of cases reported to the government’s Forced Marriage Unit via its public helpline and email inbox from 1 January to 31 December 2018.

  • In 2018, the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,764 cases.

    Since 2012, the FMU has provided support to between approximately 1,200 and approximately 1,400 cases per year. The number of cases in 2018 represents a 47% increase compared with 2017 and is the highest number since these statistics were first in the current format in 2011. 

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News, published: 28/05/2019


Published: 28/05/2019


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