Deaths of immigration detainees

The following figures are sourced from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman as well as INQUEST's monitoring of deaths of people held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs), Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs) and in prisons.

Deaths in Immigration Removal & Detention Centres (IRCs/IDCs) (England and Wales) 2004-date
Year Self-inflicted Non-self-inflicted Other Non-natural Homicide Awaiting Classification Total
2004/2005 3 2 0 0 0 5
2005/2006 3 0 0 0 0 3
2006/2007 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007/2008 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008/2009 0 1 0 0 0 1
2009/2010 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 0 1 1 0 0 2
2011/2012 1 3 0 0 0 4
2012/2013 0 1 0 0 1 2
2013/2014 0 2 0 0 0 2
2014/2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015/2016 1 0 0 0 1 2
2016/2017 0 1 0 1 0 2
Total 8 11 1 1 2 21

 

Deaths of immigration detainees in prisons (England and Wales) 2007-date

Year Self-inflicted Non-self-inflicted Other Non-natural Awaiting Classification Total
2007/2008 5 3 0 0 8
2008/2009 1 1 0 0 2
2009/2010 0 1 0 0 1
2010/2011 0 3 0 0 3
2011/2012 2 2 0 0 4
2012/2013 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014 0 1 0 1 2
2014/2015 1 0 0 0 1
2015/2016 0 1 0 0 1
2016/2017 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 12 0 1 22

Source: Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, INQUEST monitoring.

In this section:

Statistics of BAME deaths in prison
Statistics of deaths of women in prison
Statistics of young people and children in prison


See also:

Policy pages on deaths in prison and immigration deaths


Page last updated: 8 Dec 2016

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