So called 'honour based violence' is a crime or incident, which has or may have been "committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community"
The Crown Prosecution Service seeks to record any criminal offence of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) committed as so called honour crime.
Cases are prosecuted for the specific offence committed, e.g. common assault, GBH, harassment, kidnap, rape, threats to kill, murder. These crimes are identified as "honour crimes" as well as by the named offence.
Additionally, honour based crimes could include:
Procuring an abortion
Encouraging or assisting suicide
Conspiracy to murder
Conspiracy to commit a variety of assaults.