What is Honour Based Violence (HBV)?

It is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed, to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community. This has nothing to do with culture or religion, this is simple criminality and there is no honour in harming or threatening to harm anyone.

When to report an honour based violence

HBV can take lives and anyone who fears they may be subjected to honour based violence should contact us at the earliest opportunity. There are a range of criminal and civil powers we and partner agencies can put in place to keep you safe. We have a dedicated team who are fully trained to offer appropriate support to victims in a sensitive manner. We take all HBV reports very seriously.

How to report honour based violence

If you are a victim of honour based violence or know someone who is, call Leicestershire Police on 101. If it is an emergency and you or someone else is in immediate danger, you should call 999. You can also report an offence in confidence and anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Support agencies

United Against Violence and Abuse
0808 802 0028
For victims in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Karma Nirvana - 0800 5999 247

Watch our latest video of the story of a man convicted after case of honour based violence in Leicester, December 2014.

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