This according to data from the national police who was asked in July of last year to prepare a strategy for fighting the crimes, after the murder of Ghazala Khan (19), who was killed by her own family. Since then they have received about 170 reports.
Kim Kliver, head of the National Investigation Center (NEC) said to Jyllands-Posten that the numbers show a great near for a marked effort from all relevant authorities. He says the scope of the crime is higher, but also that especially girls of immigrant families don't accept the choice and the threats to which some families expose them.
Kim Kliver says that they have gotten reports especially about threats, violence and attempted murder. There are problems especially in families from Pakistan, Turkey and Iraq. In some of the cases the police hold mediation meeting in the police station, where the girls can be secure.
Additionally, it's part of the NEC's strategy to investigate suicide in specific communities as murder cases, because the deceased could have been a victim of an honor related crime.
The police have held meetings at police stations, but at the same time the police have gone to meetings with the families at their home, together with culture-workers and people from women's crisis center.
The police are also working against the many threats against integration consultants, and many Danish police has gone to courses in the UK to be able to tackle the problems.
NEC's strategy plan says that experience from abroad shows that, for example, suicide should be closely investigated, because the deceased could have been a victim of an honor-related crime and that suicide should therefore be investigated as a murder case.
The police can also make a note in the report so that the girls' whereabouts are not released to the family.
The close family are responsible for 70% of the crimes. And according to the national police the crimes are committed in large degree by families which are outwardly socially well-functioning.
Integration consultant Mohammad Rafiq says the number of reports is too high. He knows of cases where girls have been shaved bald because they have found a boyfriend, or girls who have held indoors in their own home for up to a month because they don't want to do what the family wants.
Source: DR (Danish)
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