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Forced marriage is a hidden crime that's on the rise, with recent figures showing an increase of 20% over the last two years.
In 2016 alone, there were 1428 reported cases across the UK, with more than one in ten of these taking place in the North West - making it one of the top three worst areas.
If you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into, or you're trying to stop a forced marriage, visit the following Government website: https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
A survivor's handbook with details of organisations that can provide help and advice, is available online.