The figures in Table 1 are sourced from INQUEST's monitoring of deaths of people held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) and Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs) by calendar year (January-December) in England & Wales since 2000. Below this, the figures in Table 2 detail the number of deaths of immigration detainees held in prisons. 

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Table 1: Deaths in Immigration Removal & Detention Centres (IRCs/IDCs) (England and Wales) 2000-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Restraint Homicide Awaiting Classification Total
2021 1 0 0 0 0 1
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 0 1 0 0 0 1
2018 0 1 0 0 1 2
2017 4  2  0  0 0 6
2016  1 1  0 1 0 3
2015 1 1  0  0  0 2
2014 1 2  0  0  0 3
2013  0 2  0  0  0 2
2012  0  1  0  0 1 2
2011 1 3  0  0  0 4
2010  0 1 1  0  0 2
2009  0 0 0  0  0 0
2008  0 0 0  0  0 0
2007  0 0 0  0  0 0
2006 1  0  0  0  0 1
2005 2  0  0  0  0 2
2004 2 1  0  0  0 3
2003 1 1  0 1  0 3
2002 0 0  0 0  0 0
2001 0 0  0 0  0 0
2000 1  0  0  0  0 1
Totals 16 17 1 2 2 38

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

Figures last updated 4 March 2020.

Table 2: Deaths of immigration detainees in prisons (England and Wales) 2000-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Restraint Homicide Total
2021 1 0 0 0 1
2020 2 0 0 0 2
2019 0 0 0 0 0
2018 1 0 0 0 1
2017 3  0  0  0 3
2016  0 0  0 0 0
2015 0 0  0  0 0
2014 1  0  0  0 1
2013  0 1  0  0 1
2012  0 0  0  0 0
2011 1  0  0  0 1
2010  0 1  0  0 1
2009  0 1  0  0 1
2008 1  0  0  0 1
2007 1  0  0  0 1
2006 0  0  0  0 0
2005 0  0  0  0 0
2004 1  0  0  0 1
2003 2  0  0 0 2
2002 0 0  0 0 0
2001 0 0  0 0 0
2000 0  0  0  0 0
Totals  14 3 0 0 17

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

Figures last updated 18 June 2021.