INQUEST carries out comprehensive monitoring and collating of statistics relating to deaths in prison, in police custody and following police contact, and deaths of immigration detainees. This is a unique data set derived from official sources and our own casework.
As well as monitoring deaths we keep track of unlawful killing conclusions (formerly known as verdicts) found at inquests, and prosecutions relating to deaths. You can find details of unlawful killing conclusions and prosecutions here.
Please credit 'INQUEST casework and monitoring' when citing these statistics.
If you have questions about these statistics or require a more comprehensive break down for research or journalism, please see our media enquiries page.