Across England there were 6,415 women and girls identified in 2018/19 as having had FGM, and 4,120 of those were new cases. An age breakdown was not provided for new cases, but more than half of all women and girls identified as having undergone FGM (3,895) did not have their age recorded or it was not known. The figures reveal 380 were aged under 12 months at the time their FGM was carried out. A further 685 were aged between one and four years old and 805 were aged between five and nine years old.

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