Figures released by the Ministry of Justice in a report called Safety in custody, show that in 2011, out of a population of 85,851 prisoners, 57 killed themselves, that's 0.66 per 1,000 prisoners. In the general population of the UK, from 2006 to 2010, the registered yearly suicide rate has been stable around 0.00017 per 1,000 population according to the Office for National Statistics' latest release.

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