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Figures of deaths in custody in police, penal and mental health institutions in the UK and abroad. See Research Archives >


United Kingdom Sources:

Originating SourceResource & Summary
Deaths in Immigration Detention 1989 - 2014See details here
There have been twenty-one deaths in immigration removal centres since 1989; three women and the rest men. Harmondsworth detention centre accounts for eight deaths; three people have died at Colnbrook and two each at Campsfield, Yarl’s Wood and Haslar.
Home Office : Youth custody dataSee details here
The Home Office leads a national effort to protect the public from terror, crime and anti-social behaviour. To secure UK borders and welcome legal migrants and visitors. They have a duty to safeguard identity and citizenship, and build security and justice.
Howard League ResearchSee details here
The Howard League for Penal Reform has a strong and long history of working alongside the academic and research communities. A guiding principle of their work has been to develop new ideas and understanding of the consequences of changes and innovations in the penal system.
IOPC Complaints researchSee details here
The IOPC carries out research to look at how effectively the police complaints system is operating. Their reports cover areas including; how easy it is for people to make a complaint, whether forces are referring the correct matters, and reviews of pilot projects
IOPC RecordsSee details here
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (formerly the IPCC) oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales. They investigate the most serious matters, including deaths following police contact, and set the standards by which the police should handle complaints.
INQUEST StatisticsSee details here
INQUEST is the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation.
The IAP : Analysis of all recorded deathsSee details here
The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody will play an important role in helping to shape government policy through the provision of independent advice and expertise to the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody.
The IAP : Deaths in custody Parliamentary logSee details here
The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody Parliamentary Log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business matters concerning deaths in state custody since 1 April 2009.

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International Sources:

Originating SourceResource & Summary
Deaths in Custody AustraliaSee details here
Deaths in custody Australia is a series of reports from the National Deaths in Custody Program, published by the Institute from 1992 to 1996 with statistics and related research on Indigenous and non-Indigenous deaths in custody.
Death Penalty Information CenterSee details here
The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organisation serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death PenaltySee details here
Since its inception in 1976, NCADP has been the only fully staffed national organization exclusively devoted to abolishing capital punishment.
The Counted : People killed by police in the USSee details here
The Counted is a project by the Guardian – and you – working to count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015 and 2016, monitoring demographics and the stories of how they died.

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