Rate of self-harm incidents

Self-harm in prison covers a wide range of severity and type of incident, including cutting, overdose or hanging.

This measure shows the rate of self-harm incidents per 1,000 prisoners.

This measure is part of the safety & order section of prisons data. The data source is for the summary is safety in custody statistics (quarterly), and the data source is for the details below is prison performance ratings (annual).

YearRate of self-harm incidents
2018-19699
2017-18549
2016-17474
2015-16404
2014-15320
2013-14278
2012-13266
2011-12280
2010-11310
2009-10297
2008-09312
2007-08278

2018-19



Notes
  • Data is not always available for, or applicable to, every prison; and the list of prisons will vary year on year due to closures and newly opened establishments.
  • Prison functions (Male Local etc.) refer to the function of the prison in the most recent year shown. The function of a prison may have been different in previous years.
  • A small number of prisons which are listed separately in the above table are physically co-located and cannot be distinguished on the map.
  • The markers on the map are indicative only. For further information on a prison, or for details of a prison's location, please consult the Ministry of Justice prison finder.
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