Prisoners: Suicide:Written question - 20561


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Asked on: 17 December 2015
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Suicide
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners took their own life in each month of (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015 to date.
Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 05 January 2016

Statistics for deaths in prison custody are not published monthly as they do not give a clear indication of trends.

Statistics for deaths in prison custody are published quarterly, and the latest information is available in Table 5 of the Safety in Custody statistics bulletin available at the following link:

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