You asked:

This is a request of information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000.

I would like to Request the following information:

The statistics of women who have FGM in England for 2016 and 2015.

The Number of cases of doctors who have been convicted of performing or assisting FGM in England and reasons as to why they were not prosecuted. preferably in the years 2014,2015 and 2016.

Case details of doctors convicted of FGM in Greater Manchester and London and the number of doctors who lost their licence to practise because of FGM convictions in the years 2014,2015 and 2016.

We said:

Thank you for your enquiry.

We do not hold the information you have requested.

We publish statistics taken from the Crime Survey for England and Wales and crimes recorded by the police. The offence category '8N Assault with injury' incorporates incidents of female genital mutilation. However, it also includes other offences as well. We have a count of all offences recorded under code 8N for England and Wales as a whole, but cannot extract only the incidents of female genital mutilation as we do not hold this breakdown of information.

You may be interested in the experimental statistics in the attached link, published by NHS Digital, which relates specifically to FGM in England. These figures cover only those cases of FGM that come to the attention of healthcare providers.

We do not deal with statistics relating to convictions or prosecutions. The Ministry of Justice may be able to help with these parts of your query and can be contacted at

We do not hold statistics relating to doctors convicted of FGM and the number of doctors who lost their licence to practise. The General Medical Council may be able to help. The following link will take you to their website.

For future reference, you do not need to use a Freedom of Information request to ask for data. You can simply email us at and we will endeavour to help.