(BBC News) More than 11,000 cases of so-called honor crime were recorded by UK police forces from 2010-14, new figures show.
The Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation, which obtained the data, called for a national strategy for police, courts and schools to follow.
The crimes are usually aimed at women, and can include abductions, beatings and even murders.
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Commander Mak Chishty, head of police policy on the issue, said there was now a better understanding of the problem.
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So-called honor crimes are acts which have been committed to protect or defend the supposed honor or reputation of a family and community.