Conviction for Female genital mutilation (FGM): FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The total amount of individuals convicted in Scotland, since records began, for forced female genital mutilation, attempted forced female genital mutilation or/and female genital mutilation.


Offences of female genital mutilation etc., are prosecuted in Scotland under the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005. The latest available information from the Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database is for 2020-21 and shows there have been no people convicted in Scottish courts for offences under this Act.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don't have the information are explained below.

The Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database is not a live system and data relating to proceedings concluded in subsequent years will not be available until publication of relevant bulletins. The dates of all Scottish Government Official and National Statistics publications are pre-announced, and the up to date list of future publications can be found at:

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