Many honor killings are in fact committed by women. Other honor killing are also due to gossip and expectations of others. Female chastity and fertility is owned by the family not the girl. 19 year old Muslim girl Zahida was strangled to death by her mother for marrying into a family of different religion. 20 year old Noor Almaleki was run over by her father to which the mother responded "Thank you thank you, that's what she needs." This proves that the perpetrators of these killing are not just male and this is a deep issue that cant be over looked.
Honor killings can happen anywhere. They happen in the US, the UK, the Middle East, etc. They're a "Global Problem." In this article, it talks about honor killings and how they are not really associated with Muslims. Apparently, honor killings are not Islamic. People may think that, with this whole Muslim problem, that honor killings are just another bad Islamic habit. Even though this happens primarily in the Muslim world this is a crime that affects many people and should never be overlooked.
In the article "Honor Killings" a young Pakistani girl was burned alive for eloping with a man. Its is estimated that there are about 5,000 honor killing each year world wide. In the U.S The Department of Justice concluded that there are 23 to 27 honor killing each year. Women make up 93% of these kills with most being teenagers. These killings appear to be getting worse and many are because the victims were becoming "too westernized."
In this article, research is done on honor killings in the U.S. Apparently, only 23-27 honor killings happen per year. Much less than other crimes committed. It says that honor killings "just isn't a lot in the grand scheme of American crime policy." Meaning, these killings are so small that they can be overlooked. However, it's important to stop these type of crimes. Many young girls are getting killed or hurt. Their deaths being brushed off and unjustified.
In the 21st century, these type of killings should not be happening. If a girl starts liking modern day trends and doesn't want to be forced into a loveless marriage, that doesn't mean that it's okay for the parents to hurt her. In this article. it says that the punishment for honor killings are like any other crimes and not much is done to prevent them. Honor killings are happening to a lot of young girls in America and not much is happening to stop them.