More reports of honour-related violence

7th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 August 2007, ROTTERDAM – The number of reports of honour-related violence in the Rotterdam region increased in the first half of this year. The regional health authorities (GGD) in Rotterdam-Rijmond say they have received more than 70 reports since January, compared to only 30 for the whole of 2006. The project leader on honour-related violence at the GGD announced these numbers on Monday.

7 August 2007

ROTTERDAM – The number of reports of honour-related violence in the Rotterdam region increased in the first half of this year. The regional health authorities (GGD) in Rotterdam-Rijmond say they have received more than 70 reports since January, compared to only 30 for the whole of 2006. The project leader on honour-related violence at the GGD announced these numbers on Monday.

All reports proved to be serious threats of honour-related violence. The fact that more of this crime is now being reported is thanks to a pilot project introduced by the Rotterdam municipality, the project leader said.

Since 1 January the municipality, GGD, police and emergency services have been working closely to chart out and tackle the situation of honour-related violence. The close cooperation is already yielding results, the project leader said. "This is just the tip of the iceberg," she said.

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