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.
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).