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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02426: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many attempted suicides have been recorded in (a) hospitals and (b) prisons in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 22 September 2016

a) This information is not held centrally.

b) The following table provides the number of attempted suicides in prison as recorded within the SPS Prisoner Records reporting system (PR2):

Year

Number of Attempted Suicides in Prison

2007

26

2008

21

2009

18

2010

18

2011

23

2012

24

2013

13

2014

38

2015

47

2016 (to 15-09-16)

20