Self-harm committed by non-locals in CSD institutions

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about self-harm in CSD institutions committed by non-locals. May I know,

A) Does “self-harm” as defined by the CSD include suicides and suicide attempts?

Further, may I know, for each of the years between 2010 – 2021,

B) The number of incidents of self-harm, suicides, and suicide attempts, broken down by

I) those made by non-locals

II) the institution where the incident occurred, or if not possible, then the type of institution (ie. Rehabilitation centres, detention centres, training centres, etc)

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Surabhi Chopra

email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
21.10.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
10.11.2021. In the meantime, please contact Officer CHAN Yu-hin via 2582
5192 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR

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From: "Surabhi Chopra" <[FOI #878 email]>
To: "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date: 21.10.2021 10:46
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Self-harm committed by
non-locals in CSD institutions

Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about self-harm in CSD
institutions committed by non-locals. May I know,

A) Does “self-harm” as defined by the CSD include suicides and
suicide attempts?

Further, may I know, for each of the years between 2010 – 2021,

B) The number of incidents of self-harm, suicides, and suicide attempts,
broken down by

I) those made by non-locals

II) the institution where the incident occurred, or if not possible, then
the type of institution (ie. Rehabilitation centres, detention centres,
training centres, etc)

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Surabhi Chopra

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

I refer to your application for access to information and our interim
reply to you on 29.10.2021.  Please be informed that we are still handling
your request due to the requirement of extensive research on our database.
 According to paragraph 1.18 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately
on or before 10.12.2021.  In the meantime, please contact Principal
Officer WU Yu-shing at 2582 5234 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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From:        email CSD/CSD/HKSARG
To:        "Surabhi Chopra" <[FOI #878 email]>
Date:        29.10.2021 12:07
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Self-harm committed by
non-locals in CSD institutions

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about self-harm in CSD
institutions committed by non-locals. May I know,

A) Does “self-harm” as defined by the CSD include suicides and suicide
attempts?

Further, may I know, for each of the years between 2010 – 2021,

B) The number of incidents of self-harm, suicides, and suicide attempts,
broken down by

I) those made by non-locals

II) the institution where the incident occurred, or if not possible, then
the type of institution (ie. Rehabilitation centres, detention centres,
training centres, etc)

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Surabhi Chopra

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

I refer to your application for access to information under the Code on
Access to Information (“the Code”) to this Department on 21.10.2021 and
our interim replies to you on 29.10.2021 and 10.11.2021.

Self-harm includes suicide and suicide attempt, whereas the relevant
statistical figures are tabulated as below: -

The number of incidents of self-harm made by non-local persons in custody
between the year of 2010-2021.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
(Jan to Sep)
16 23 9 11 21 19 25 25 11 8 19 8

However, we do not maintain the statistical figures in respect of the
institutions where self-harm incidents were made by non-local person in
custody.  Pursuant to paragraph 1.14 and 2.9(d) of the Code, we are unable
to provide the relevant information as requested.

You may also wish to note that, pursuant to paragraph 1.25 of the Code,
any person who believes that a department has failed to comply with any
provision of the Code may ask the department to review the situation.
 Furthermore, pursuant to paragraph 1.26 of the Code, any person who
believes that a department has failed to properly apply any provision of
the Code may also complain to The Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s address is –

30/F, China Merchants Tower,
Shun Tak Centre,
168-200 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong
Telephone: 2629 0555
Fax: 2882 8149

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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From:        email CSD/CSD/HKSARG
To:        "Surabhi Chopra" <[FOI #878 email]>
Date:        10.11.2021 15:04
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Self-harm committed by
non-locals in CSD institutions

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
21.10.2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
10.11.2021.  In the meantime, please contact Officer CHAN Yu-hin via 2582
5192 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR

 
Important Note
“This official document is for the use by the intended recipient only. Any
unauthorized use, retention, disclosure, copying, printing, forwarding or
dissemination of this official document is strictly prohibited and may
lead to civil or criminal liabilities. If you are not the intended
recipient of this official document, you are required to promptly restore
this official document to the sender and destroy any copies of this
official document. Please notify the sender immediately if you have
received this official document in error.”

From:        "Surabhi Chopra" <[FOI #878 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        21.10.2021 10:46
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Self-harm committed by
non-locals in CSD institutions

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about self-harm in CSD
institutions committed by non-locals. May I know,

A) Does “self-harm” as defined by the CSD include suicides and suicide
attempts?

Further, may I know, for each of the years between 2010 – 2021,

B) The number of incidents of self-harm, suicides, and suicide attempts,
broken down by

I) those made by non-locals

II) the institution where the incident occurred, or if not possible, then
the type of institution (ie. Rehabilitation centres, detention centres,
training centres, etc)

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Surabhi Chopra

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