Official Statistics

Deaths of offenders in the community annual statistics bulletin 2015 to 2016

Statistical bulletin relating to deaths of offenders in which they are serving community sentences or post-release supervision.



Death of offenders in the community covers deaths of offenders supervised in the community by the probation service in England and Wales. The bulletin covers deaths up to March 2016.

The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Pre-release list

Death of offenders in the community statistics is produced and handled by the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:

Ministry of Justice

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation; Permanent Secretary; Director of Analytical Services; relevant special advisors (x3); press officers (x6); and private secretaries (x9).

National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

Chief Executive Officer, NOMS; Chief Operating Officer, NOMS; NOMS Directors (x10); Deputy Director, Head of Performance and Analysis Group (PAG); Head of Offender Management and Public Protection Group; Head of Community Offender Management Policy.

Other government departments

Spending Principal at HM Treasury

Published 27 October 2016