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 being held in prisons. 

We are aware of at least two deaths of immigration detainees in England and Wales in 2018, in both prisons and detention centres.

Additionally there has been one further death in the Scottish immigration detention centre Dungavel IRC, and a post-release death in England; which are not included in the below tables. 

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
2018 0 1 0 0 0 1
2017 4  0  0  0 2 6
2016  0 1  0 1 1 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 14 14 1 2 4 35

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

Figures last updated 26 April 2018.

Deaths of immigration detainees in prisons (England and Wales) 2000-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Restraint Homicide Total
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  10 3 0 0 13

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

Figures last updated 26 April 2018.