Number of prisoner escapes in England and Wales 1995-2023

Number of prisoner escapes from prisons and prison escorts in England and Wales from 1995/96 to 2022/23

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Release date

October 2023


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 1995 to March 31, 2023

Supplementary notes

This statistic using original data from the Government Digital Service and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0
The source adds the following information: "A prisoner escapes when they are able to pass beyond the perimeter of a secure prison or the control of escorting staff. This may involve overcoming physical security restraints such as a wall or fence; locks, bolts or bars; a secure vehicle; handcuffs; or the direct supervision of escorting staff."

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