INQUEST is the only charity providing free expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, as well as advising lawyers, agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Our specialist casework includes death in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question. We are reliant on donations and grants, without which we could not carry on our vital work for truth, justice and accountability.

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Stats Watch

20.07.17 Our casework team has opened 270 cases to date in 2017.

19.07.17 There have been 24 deaths involving the police in England & Wales to date in 2017, including 5 fatal shootings.

12.07.17 So far in 2017 there have been 146 deaths in prison, including 34 self-inflicted deaths and 4 women.
27.04.17 There have been 2 self-inflicted deaths in immigration detention and one self-inflicted death of an immigration detainee in prison so far in 2017.

16.01.17 There were 345 deaths in prison in 2016, including 22 women, 16 young people aged 18-24, 3 homicides and 120 self-inflicted deaths.

31.12.16 There were 45 deaths involving the police in England & Wales in 2016, including 4 fatal shootings.

31.12.16 Three deaths in immigration detention were reported in 2016, including one homicide.

31.12.16 There were 12 self-inflicted deaths of women in prison in 2016; more than twice the number in 2015.

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