Below is the breakdown of deaths in women's prisons by calendar year (January-December) since 1990.

Additionally there have been a number of self-inflicted deaths of transgender women held in men's prisons. That we are aware of, there has been one death of a transgender woman in a men's prison each year in 2018, 2017 and 2016, two in 2015, and one in 2013. Two of the self-inflicted deaths listed below (in 2006 and 2016) were of transgender women held in women's prisons.

Deaths in women's prisons (England & Wales) 1990-date
Year

Self-

Inflicted

Non-

Self-

Inflicted

Other Non-

natural causes

Awaiting Class

-ification

Total
2018 2 0 0 2 4
2017 2 3 0 3 8
2016 12 5 2 3 22
2015 5 2 1 0 8
2014 3 9 0 0 12
2013 2 4 0 0 6
2012 1 3 0 0 4
2011 2 3 0 0 5
2010 1 4 3 0 8
2009 3 4 0 0 7
2008 1 3 1 0 5
2007 7 1 0 0 8
2006 3 3 0 0 6
2005 4 2 1 0 7
2004 13 7 0 0 20
2003 14 1 0 0 15
2002 9 2 0 0 11
2001 6 1 0 0 7
2000 8 2 0 0 10
1999 5 4 0 0 9
1998 4 1 0 0 5
1997 3 1 0 0 4
1996 3 1 0 0 4
1995 2 0 0 0 2
1994 1 0 0 0 1
1993 1 1 0 0 2
1992 3 0 0 0 3
1991 0 0 0 0 0
1990 1 0 0 0 1
Total: 121 67 8 8 204

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring

Note: Detailed Home Office statistics pre-1996 are not available, hence the low number of non-self-inflicted deaths INQUEST is aware of in those years. These figures do not include deaths in immigration removal centres (IRCs) and immigration detention centres (IDCs).

Figures last updated 14 June 2018.