To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of (1) self-harm requiring medical attention, (2) individuals being managed as having a risk of self-harm, (3) hunger strike, and (4) individuals being managed as having a risk of hunger striking, took place in immigration detention in each of the last ten years, and to date in 2013.
The data gathering process has changed over the requested period. A complete and readily comparable data set is not available for the whole period. However, information relating to self harm has been released periodically covering the period since January 2012 in response to Freedom of Information requests and is comparable and reproduced below.
|Data period||Individuals placed on Assessment Care in Detention Treatment (ACDTs)||Individuals requiring medical attention as a result of self harm|
|2012 (January to December)||1814||208|
|2013 (January to September) 1914||266|
The data is based on management information only and has not been subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics publications. These figures are provisional and are subject to change.