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.
Honour based abuse (HBA) 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 abuse
HBA 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 HBA reports very seriously.
How to report honour based abuse
If you are a victim of honour based abuse, or suspect that someone you know 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, or suspected offence, in confidence and anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
United Against Violence and Abuse
For victims in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
0808 802 0028
National charity 0800 5999 247
Watch the video of the story of a man convicted after case of honour based abuse in Leicester, December 2014.