It is not possible to provide a list of the reasons that women who have sought asylum have been detained in the last three years. This information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Published policy states that detention may normally be used in the following circumstances: initially, while identity or basis of claim are established; where there is reason to believe the person concerned will not comply with any conditions attached to the grant of temporary admission or temporary release; as part of a fast-track asylum process; or to effect removal from the UK.
These general detention criteria apply to both women and men.
All decisions to detain are taken on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all relevant available information.