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Table 1: FGM estimates


It is estimated that 125 million women and girls worldwide have undergone FGM.

It is estimated that 3 million girls are subjected to FGM every year

It is estimated that 170,000 women and girls are living with FGM in the UK

It is estimated that 65,000 girls aged 13 and under are at risk of FGM in the UK

Over 200 FGM-related cases investigated by the police nationally in the last five years

It has taken 29 years since the criminalisation of FGM for the first prosecutions to be brought




Source: Home Affairs Select Committee Report 2014-15


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