Assaults among prisoners in England and Wales 2005-2018

This statistic shows the number of assaults among prisoners in custody in England and Wales from 2005 to 2018. The highest number of assaults recorded was in the most recent year, peaking at over 34 thousand assaults in 2018.

Number of assaults among prisoners in custody in England and Wales from 2005 to 2018

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Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Prison violence can be measured in a number of ways. This report focuses on assault incidents including fights. It is now expected that all assaults, including fights, should be reported whether or not there was an injury.

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