Deaths of immigration detainees

The following figures are sourced from INQUEST's monitoring of deaths of people held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs), Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs) and in prisons by calendar year (January-December) in England & Wales since 2000.

Deaths in Immigration Removal & Detention Centres (IRCs/IDCs) (England and Wales) 2000-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Restraint Homicide Awaiting Classification Total
2017 3  0  0  0  0 3
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  0  0  0 1 1
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 13 12 1 2 2 30

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

Deaths of immigration detainees in prisons (England and Wales) 2000-date
Year Self-Inflicted Non-Self-Inflicted Restraint Homicide Total
2017 1  0  0  0 1
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  8 3 0 0 11

  Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

In this section:

Statistics of BAME deaths in prison

Statistics of deaths of women in prison

Statistics of young people and children in prison

See also: Policy pages on deaths in prison and immigration deaths


Page last updated: 14 Sep 2017

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