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Prisoners: Self-mutilation

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many recorded self-harm incidents there were in each prison in each of the last five years. (191782)

The information requested is provided in the following table:

Recorded self-harm incidents1

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Altcourse

168

166

122

219

215

Askham Grange

1

0

2

1

0

Acklington

28

47

79

102

52

Albany

69

94

37

18

38

Ashfield

286

239

172

224

142

Ashwell

2

7

9

1

16

Aylesbury

22

83

116

346

265

Belmarsh

74

123

91

76

89

Buckley Hall

765

1,082

597

43

23

Blundeston

18

19

12

16

18

Bedford

120

123

117

152

159

Brockhill

674

475

278

252

0

Bristol

95

156

190

102

164

Birmingham

117

97

210

604

530

Bullingdon

48

37

50

42

81

Brinsford

70

23

73

102

86

Blakenhurst

463

322

152

178

211

Bullwood Hall

659

1,065

1,584

320

7

Brixton

119

69

88

25

49

Bronzefield

2n/a

2274

831

1,165

1,743

Chelmsford

43

70

98

137

132

Cardiff

56

99

74

96

27

Camp Hill

76

26

31

15

43

Cookham Wood

158

163

197

144

216

Coldingley

0

5

0

2

4

Castington

93

89

92

106

68

Channings Wood

11

12

26

51

32

Canterbury

3

12

12

15

11

Dartmoor

35

31

46

67

51

Dovegate

163

100

174

210

156

Drake Hall

18

23

44

22

56

Durham

540

417

374

274

216

Doncaster

318

370

336

276

269

Dorchester

39

62

38

54

55

Deerbolt

68

59

104

131

99

Downview

185

71

362

282

254

Erlestoke

5

0

4

7

25

Standford Hill

1

0

2

0

0

East Sutton Park

0

0

0

0

1

Everthorpe

4

9

16

28

41

Eastwood Park

789

1,163

2,597

2,147

2,013

Exeter

31

65

107

85

56

Elmley

23

83

138

93

95

Forest Bank

214

257

200

333

317

Ford

7

8

1

5

3

Foston Hall

185

614

774

614

1,168

Frankland

32

106

182

223

343

Feltham

104

161

144

126

220

Full Sutton

50

55

143

82

109

Featherstone

32

18

12

28

43

Garth

14

55

51

56

41

Gloucester

100

87

115

83

90

Guys Marsh

34

17

13

38

82

Grendon/Spring Hill

13

2

2

7

14

Glen Parva

197

217

232

149

249

Gartree

16

11

13

19

51

Hollesley Bay

5

0

0

2

1

Huntercombe

56

73

69

67

86

Moorland Open (Hatfield)

0

0

0

0

1

Holme House

61

96

65

109

88

Hindley

76

46

156

71

41

Hull

152

178

208

124

143

High Down

112

193

118

204

151

Highpoint

140

33

30

71

60

Haslar

5

6

2

4

4

Haverigg

9

3

12

5

36

Holloway

958

1,184

1,402

1,475

1,106

Kirkham

2

1

3

3

0

Kennet

0

0

0

0

3

Lancaster

1

2

4

6

7

Leicester

127

141

138

174

155

Leeds

317

388

223

150

146

Lancaster Farms

23

15

92

153

21

Lowdham Grange

4

16

19

30

42

Lindholme

9

13

18

36

57

Lincoln

120

162

141

166

219

Long Lartin

15

12

15

14

93

Latchmere House

0

0

0

0

1

Low Newton

387

800

1,129

746

982

Liverpool

374

339

280

177

132

Littlehey

48

139

128

166

117

Lewes

128

181

135

124

79

Leyhill

0

1

2

5

4

Moorland

188

100

149

124

152

Morton Hall

63

50

49

81

59

Manchester

324

255

238

259

275

Maidstone

9

13

27

41

28

Mount

13

26

31

20

29

Edmunds Hill

156

207

13

17

23

New Hall

1,689

1,125

1,065

1,266

1,193

Nottingham

175

135

101

162

191

Northallerton

28

60

16

35

30

North Sea Camp

1

0

1

0

1

Norwich

214

291

345

510

261

Onley

195

86

88

102

160

Peterborough

0

0

973

1,329

1,245

Portland

58

119

110

161

173

Parkhurst

182

140

85

160

150

Preston

146

100

126

238

241

Parc

326

251

368

285

189

Kingston

2

11

15

16

16

Pentonville

186

104

241

295

205

Rochester

9

58

18

50

45

Reading

21

39

60

45

38

Rye Hill

46

147

198

85

86

Ranby

11

7

8

30

40

Risley

34

31

47

41

40

Send

78

78

97

200

155

Stafford

40

75

82

68

99

Stoke Heath

168

250

192

217

227

Stocken

32

18

37

29

48

Swaleside

29

34

13

36

85

Shepton Mallet

1

6

2

13

7

Swinfen Hall

69

107

97

85

130

Styal

376

1,061

1,416

1,581

1,324

Sudbury

1

0

1

1

1

Swansea

62

33

64

63

50

Shrewsbury

38

67

65

60

82

Thorn Cross

1

3

1

3

4

Usk/Prescoed

1

1

1

0

5

Verne

9

3

8

5

0

Weare

18

28

10

0

0

Wellingborough

21

23

11

46

28

Winchester

299

260

153

155

82

Wakefield

50

91

151

187

120

Wealstun

15

10

35

33

45

Woodhill

28

81

124

130

188

Warren Hill

8

21

14

18

13

Wayland

25

30

44

60

32

Wymott

4

11

90

66

94

Werrington

2

13

30

24

12

Wolds

10

6

6

16

19

Whitemoor

84

100

156

131

83

Wormwood Scrubs

190

127

115

126

120

Whatton

1

8

3

17

70

Wandsworth

54

194

55

60

141

Wetherby

19

60

67

34

12

Total

16,393

19,214

23,465

22,891

22,459

1 The Prison Service/NOMS defines self-harm as any incident where a prisoner deliberately harmsthemselves irrespective of method, intent or severity of any injury.The numbers of self-harm incidents reported here are based on information supplied by prisonsthrough the Prison Service incident reporting system. Many self-harm incidents often involvethe same individuals, and changing numbers of incidents at different prisons can reflect themovement of such prisoners. Also, some prisons have re-rolled during the time period andtherefore caution needs to be taken when interpreting rises and falls. Apparent dramaticdeclines in numbers may illustrate the impact of re-rolling from female to male prisons. Self-harm is a high volume incident that can be subject to technical and recording problems. Whilethe system provides a sensible indication of the scale of self-harm the numbers of incidentsshould not be treated as absolute.

2 Bronzefield opened June 2004.