Below is a breakdown of deaths of children and young people aged 21 and under in prisons, Young Offenders Institutions and Secure Training Centres. This is followed by a table looking at the deaths of those aged 18-24 held in these institutions. 

Below is a breakdown of deaths of young people (aged 21 and under) in prisons and Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) by calendar year (January-December) since 1990.

Deaths of young people aged 21 and under in prison (England & Wales) 1990-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Other Non-natural Causes Homicide Awaiting Classification Total
2017 3 0 0 0 0 3
2016 7 0 0 1 1 9
2015 5 2 0 0 0 7
2014 9 0 0 0 0 9
2013 8 0 0 0 0 8
2012 5 0 0 0 0 5
2011 11 0 0 0 0 11
2010 5 0 0 0 0 5
2009 9 2 0 0 0 11
2008 8 0 0 0 0 8
2007 9 2 0 0 0 11
2006 3 0 0 0 0 3
2005 13 0 1 0 0 14
2004 6 0 1 0 0 7
2003 13 2 0 0 0 15
2002 16 2 0 0 0 18
2001 15 0 0 0 0 15
2000 18 0 0 2 0 20
1999 19 1 0 0 0 20
1998 15 3 0 1 0 19
1997 16 1 0 2 0 19
1996 14 3 0 0 0 17
1995 11 0 0 1 0 12
1994 12 2 0 0 0 14
1993 3 0 0 0 0 3
1992 10 0 0 0 0 10
1991 5 0 0 0 0 5
1990 10 0 0 0 0 10
Total: 278 20 2 7 1 308

Below is a breakdown of deaths of just young people aged 18-24 in prisons and Young Offender Institutions and Secure Training Centres by year since 1990.

Table 2: Deaths of young people aged 18-24 in prison (England & Wales) 1990-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Other Non-natural causes Homicide Awaiting Classification Total
2017 7 0 0 1 1 9
2016 12 1 0 1 2 16
2015 16 1 0 0 0 17
2014 15 3 1 0 0 19
2013 12 0 0 3 0 15
2012 9 0 0 0 0 9
2011 16 4 0 1 0 21
2010 8 1 0 0 0 9
2009 15 3 0 0 0 18
2008 11 1 0 0 0 12
2007 16 5 0 0 0 21
2006 6 0 0 0 0 6
2005 20 2 1 0 0 23
2004 18 3 1 0 0 22
2003 27 4 0 0 0 31
2002 24 3 0 0 0 27
2001 19 4 0 0 0 23
2000 25 0 0 2 0 27
1999 26 3 0 0 0 29
1998 20 6 0 1 0 27
1997 23 2 0 2 0 27
1996 21 4 0 0 0 25
1995 18 1 0 1 0 20
1994 17 3 0 0 0 20
1993 6 0 0 0 0 6
1992 10 0 0 0 0 10
1991 4 0 0 0 0 4
1990 11 0 0 0 0 11
Total: 432 54 3 12 3 504