Monday, 4 April 2016

Self-Harm (Suicide Attempts) In Immigration Removal Centres Reach All time High in 2015!

There were 393 attempts (11% increase on 2014) by Immigration detainees across the detention estate, to self-harm throughout 2015, that is an average of more than one a day. Harmondsworth IRC had the highest number 105 and their were 64 attempts in Yarl’s Wood, The Verne 52, Morton Hall 51.
 Two & half thousand (2,597) detainees were on suicide watch during 2015. 11 of these were children detained in The Cedars. Harmondsworth had the highest number 478, Brook House 364, Colnbrook 345, Yarl's Wood 335.
 Their were two deaths both males in Immigration detention is 2015, one in The Verne in August and one Yarl’s Wood family unit in April.
 Source for all data on ‘Self-Harm’ and those on ‘Self-Harm Watch’ Freedom of Information requests.
 Complete statistics for 2015 Here . . . . 
Statistics for the years 2007 through 2014 can be found here . . . . 

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