Official Statistics

Quantitative analysis of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody

The statistics present long-term trends and detailed breakdowns of self-inflicted deaths in custody between January 1978 and March 2014.

Documents

Self-inflicted deaths in prison custody tables

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Self-inflicted deaths in prison custody: data for figures used

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Details

This will include breakdowns by:

  • age groups
  • ethnicities
  • genders
  • sentence lengths and offence types
  • the length of elapsed time in prison prior to self-inflicted death
  • the method and location of self-inflicted deaths
  • the proportion of those who took their own lives who were classed as at risk at the time of their death

The publication uses data from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) safety in custody dataset. The information was in part produced to inform the independent review into self-Inflicted deaths in NOMS custody of 18 to 24 year olds.

Published 1 July 2015