Official Statistics

Deaths of Offenders in the Community, annual update to March 2018

Death of offenders in the community covers deaths of offenders supervised in the community by the probation service in England and Wales.


Deaths of offenders in the community 2017 to 2018 annual statistics bulletin

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Latest figures for death of offenders in the community supervised by National Probation Services (NPS) and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) covers deaths of offenders in England and Wales for financial year 2017/18.

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; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for victims, youth and family justice; Permanent Secretary; Director of Communications; Director of Analytical Services; Deputy Director, Head of Prison and Probation Analytical Services; relevant special advisors (x2);press officers (x4); and private secretaries (x3).

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Chief Executive Officer, HMPPS; Head of Executive Management Team, HMPPS; Head of CEO’s Office, HMPPS; Executive Director Probation and Women; Deputy Director, Head of Safer Custody and Public Protection Group; Head of Safer Custody; Prison Safety Team; Lead on approved premises.

Published 25 October 2018