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Safety in Custody Statistics, England and Wales: Deaths in Prison Custody to December 2017

Friday 26 January 2018

The latest Safety in Custody statistics, including deaths in custody to December 2017, were published on 25 January 2018. There were 295 deaths in prison custody in the 12 months to December 2017, down 17% from 354 in the previous year. Three of these were homicides, the same as the previous year. There were 70 self-inflicted deaths, down from 122 in the previous year, compared to the previous 12 months.

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