BBC Statistics On Honour Crimes In Britain

Muslim Statistics

by Clive Field

Almost two-thirds (69%) of young British Asians aged 16-34 consider that families should live according to the concept of ‘honour’ or ‘izzat’. The proportion is lowest among Asian Christians (62%) and Hindus (64%) and greatest for Muslims (70%) and Sikhs (79%).

This is one of the findings of a ComRes poll undertaken on behalf of the BBC as background for a Panorama special on ‘Britain’s Crimes of Honour’, being broadcast tonight (BBC One, 8.30 pm). 500 young Asians living in Britain were interviewed by telephone between 23 and 27 February 2012. Data tables are available at:

http://www.comres.co.uk/polls/BBC_Blakeway_Honour_Crime_Feb12.pdf

A similar number of respondents (66%) argued that, while ‘izzat’ exists in some sections of society, its extent has been exaggerated by the media. This was particularly felt by young Asian Muslims (73%) and Sikhs (72%), less so by Christians (65%) or Hindus (53%).

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0 thoughts on “BBC Statistics On Honour Crimes In Britain”

  1. Why are the British calling these militant muslims ASIANS this is so stupid. Muslims are not asians. Is all England too afraid to use the proper terms?

  2. Noteworthy is that while muslims are really only a few percentage points more in favour of ‘honour’-based family life, it’s almost entirely muslims who commit extremely violent honour crimes.

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