An estimated 137,000 women in the United Kingdom are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). NHS Digital publishes annual experimental statistics – the FGM Enhanced Dataset – which supports the Department’s FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England. The most recent quarterly statistics, published in December 2018 and covering the period July-September 2018, show that there were 1,630 women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified or a procedure related to FGM was undertaken. These accounted for 2,025 attendances reported at National Health Service trusts and general practitioner practices where FGM was identified or a procedure related to FGM was undertaken. There were 925 newly recorded women and girls in this period.