Prisons: Crimes of Violence

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 256426 on Prisons: Crimes of Violence, how many (a) assailants, (b) suspected assailants and (c) victims there have been in respect of such incidents in each year for which information is available.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The numbers of assailants, suspected assailants and victims are set out in Table 3.2 of Assaults in prison custody 2000 to 2018, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-quarterly-update-to-december-2018. Full details of the methods used for collating these data can be found in the ‘Guide to Safety in Custody Statistics’, available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/797079/safety-custody-statistics-guide.pdf

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