(All figures/text from UKBA Immigration Statistics Q1/2012) Thanks to National Coalition Against Deportations Committee:
There were 3,034 people, 91% of capacity, in immigration detention on 31 March 2012, the highest recorded since publication of data began in 2001, and 14% more than on 31 March 2011.
[Lindholme IRC is no longer has reverted to a HMP Cat D & C)
Of the 7,516 people entering detention during the first quarter of 2012, 6,647 entered for the first time; 720 entered for the second time; 83 entered for the third time and 18 entered for the fourth time or more since January 2009, the earliest recording point in this dataset.
Of the 6,870 people leaving detention during the first quarter of 2012, 4,275 were removed from the UK and 2,595 (37.7%) were released back into the community.
The number of children entering detention was 53 in the first quarter of 2012
Of the 53 children, 35 were children held at Cedars pre-departure accommodation, 12 were border cases detained at Tinsley House, the remaining 6 were age dispute cases detained at Campsfield House, Colnbrook Short Term and Morton Hall.
53 children left detention during the first quarter of 2012. Of these: 27 were removed and 25 (47%) were granted temporary admission/release.
10 top nationalities entering detention Q1/2012
Sri Lanka 79
People in detention by place of detention 31 March 2012
Brook House IRC 408
Campsfield House IRC 210
Colnbrook IRC 276
Dover IRC 285
Dungavel IRC 207
Harmondsworth IRC 574
Haslar IRC 155
Morton Hall IRC 375
Tinsley House IRC 115
Yarl’s Wood IRC 344
Colnbrook STHF 63
Pennine House STHF 17
Cedars PDA 2
Editors note: UKBA website has gone haywire and even if you can access the statistics page, it won’t let you download any of the data. If you require a copy of Detention Statistics Q1/2012, reply with a blank Email and in the Subject line put: Send Statistics Q1/2012