IRCS ‘Self-Harm’ (Attempted Suicide) and those on ‘Self-Harm Watch’ (at risk of Suicide) 2015

Suicide Attempts in IRCs Reach All time High

There were 393 attempts 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 IRC, The Verne 52, Morton Hall IRC 51.

Two & half thousand (2,597) detainees were on suicide watch during 2015. 11 of these were children detained in The Cedars. Harmondsworth IRC 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.

Halar and Dover IRC's are now closed

Statistics for the years 2007 through 2014 can be found here . . . .

Number of Incidents of Self-Harm Requiring Medical Treatment January Through December - 2015
Total Jan Feb Mar   Apr May Jun   Jul Aug Sep   Oct Nov Dec
Quarter 1   Quarter 2   Quarter 3   Quarter 4
Brook House 23 3 3 0   1 4 8   0 1 3   10 4 2
     
Campsfield House 13 0 3 4   0 0 0   1 1 4   4 2 0
     
Colnbrook 38 2 6 6   4 7 10   0 1 2   6 3 1
     
Dover 26 4 3 5   8 4 2   Closed  
     
Dungavel 3 1 2 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0
     
Harmondsworth 105 20 28 22   4 8 3   4 4 2   10 3 4
     
Haslar 1 0 1 0   0 0 0   Closed    
     
Morton Hall 51 6 1 1   2 1 0   2 3 12   23 9 4
     
The Verne 52 4 4 5   7 7 6   7 4 4   4 3 1
     
Tinsley House 15 0 0 0   1 1 10   1 0 0   2 0 0
     
Yarl's Wood 64 4 3 19   6 2 5   3 3 3   16 3 4
     
Larne 0 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0
     
Pennine House 2 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 2   0 0 0
     
Cedars 0 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0
     
Subtotal 393 44 54 62   20 19 24   18 17 32   32 27 16
                 

 

Individuals on Formal Self-Harm at Risk in Immigration Detention January Through December - 2015
                       
Total Jan Feb Mar   Apr May Jun   Jul Aug Sept   Oct Nov Dec
               
Brook House 364 37 27 32   21 27 27   29 31 37   35 35 26
     
Campsfield House 157 10 13 17   22 6 4   13 16 17   12 20 7
     
Colnbrook 345 23 22 24   26 24 16   30 37 44   28 34 37
     
Dover 59 13 6 10   14 7 9    Closed  
     
Dungavel 147 11 12 18   9 9 9   10 16 19   11 15 8
     
Harmondsworth 478 31 45 26   24 31 28   57 51 47   37 50 51
     
Haslar 28 6 8 14   0 0 0   Closed  
     
Morton Hall 252 18 14 25   21 6 6   19 19 35   32 29 28
     
The Verne 269 23 22 17   27 25 29   20 35 13   24 15 19
       
Tinsley House 105 10 6 21   5 5 7   8 10 9   8 8 8
     
Yarl's Wood 355 26 28 44   34 31 37   24 21 28   25 36 21
     
Larne 14 0 0 2   0 2 1   0 2 1   3 1 2
     
Pennine House 13 0 0 4   0 1 1   0 0 3   0 4 0
     
Cedars Pre-departure 11 2 0 0   0 2 1   0 2 0   0 2 2
     
Subtotal   2597 236 232 208   203 176 175   210 240 253   215 249 209
                     
             
                           

 

 

Last updated 24 March, 2016