National Statistics

Safety in custody: quarterly update to December 2016

Safety in custody statistics cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales.

Documents

Safety in custody quarterly bulletin: December 2016

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Safety in custody summary tables to December 2016

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Deaths in prison custody 1978 to 2016

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Self-harm in prison custody 2004 to 2016

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Assaults in prison custody 2000 to 2016

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Guide to safety in custody statistics

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Deaths data tool

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Self-harm data tool

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Assaults data tool

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Details

Safety in custody statistics cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales. This publication updates statistics on deaths to the end of March 2017 and assaults and self-harm up to December 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

Safety in Custody 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; Deputy Director, Prison Reform Policy; Prison Reform Policy; and press officer (x3), private secretaries (x6) and Economic Adviser to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Chief Executive Officer, HMPPS; Chief Operating Officer, HMPPS; Director, Security, Order & Counter Terrorism; Deputy Director, Head of Safer Custody and Public Protection Group; Safer Custody Unit (x2).

Published 27 April 2017