Wiesbaden - 572 cases of genital mutilation were recorded in Hesse in 2016. This emerges from response from the Ministry of Social Affairs in Wiesbaden to small request from the SPD parliamentary group. The number of unreported cases is probably significantly higher. According to the ministry, the Hesse Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians only records data from those with statutory health insurance - provided doctor has noted it.
Such cases are not specifically listed in the police crime statistics. Genital mutilation falls under the generic term of bodily harm. Nothing can therefore be said about the number or origin of the women affected.
According to 2017, there are almost 50,000 women in all of Germany Victim of genital mutilation. This practice is widespread in Egypt, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mali and Iraq, among others. Millions of women experience serious complications and trauma during mutilation and later during sexual intercourse and childbirth.