Immigration Detention in the UK

Interested in visiting? Find a visitors group near you 

Use the map below to find the nearest visitors group to you.

Type in your post code in the search bar at the top of the page, to find your nearest removal centre. Scroll down the page to see information regarding each IRC.

small map showing location of IRCs. Please follow above links to access full size, interactive map.


UK Residential Detention Spaces

To view the updated statistics regarding the UK's residential detention capacity for immigration detainees, please click here

Detention Statistics

UK Detention Statistics provided by the Home Office can be read below. Select the 'Briefing' option to read an overview of the statistics, or the 'Tables' option to download the full statistics for the relevant period in Excel format. Please note that these links will take you to the Home Office (external) website.

2012: April - June (2nd Quarter): Briefing - Tables

2012: January - March (1st Quarter): Briefing - Tables

2011: October - December (4th Quarter): Briefing - Tables

2011: July - September (3rd Quarter): Briefing - Tables

2011: April - June (2nd Quarter): Briefing - Tables

Monthly Figures on Child Detention

To view the monthly figures relating to children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers in Excel, select the relevant link below.


Latest Figures: Size of Detention Estate and Proposed Expansions

The latest information regarding the current size of the immigration detention estate, and including recently announced proposed expansions, is available here.

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1 The Detention Estate
2 Immigration Removal Centres
3 Monitoring and Inspecting Detention: Statutory Bodies
4 Detention Service Orders