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New data on self-harm in Irish prisons

18 October 2018


Self-harm in Irish Prisons 2017

New data on self-harm in Irish prisons

There were 223 episodes of self-harm involving 138 individuals recorded in Irish prisons last year, according to a new report.

The first report on episodes of self-harm recorded in Irish Prisons found the annual person-based rate of self-harm was 4 per 100 prisoners. The rate of self-harm was higher among female prisoners and those on remand. In 2017, there were four episodes of self-harm (2% of all self-harm episodes) which resulted in the loss of life.

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