Prisoners: Suicide:Written question - 14517

(Liverpool, Wavertree)

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Asked on: 03 November 2015
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Suicide
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cause of death was on each occasion when a person took their own life in prison in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 06 November 2015

Every death in custody is a tragedy, and we are committed to reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons.

Data on deaths in custody is included in the quarterly ‘Safety in Custody’ statistics, available at

These are accompanied by more detailed annual data tables, including, table 1.12 showing the method used in all self-inflicted deaths in prison custody from 1999 to 2014.

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