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Repatriation of victims of forced marriage: FOI release

In 2017, 27 of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit's cases involved the repatriation of victims from abroad. In 2016, the number had been 55.

The figures have been revealed in a recently published response, dated 18 January 2018, by the Forced Marriage Unit to a Freedom of Information request concerning the repatriation of forced marriage victims.

The response also showed the number of the FMU's cases solely based in the UK. In 2015 there were 175 and in 2016 157. At the time of the response the 2017 figures were not available. In March 2018 they were confirmed as 120.

For the FOI response, click here. For the statistics published in March 2018, click here.