Percent of local inmate deaths in jail, by cause of death, in the United States in 2009

This statistic shows the distribution of local inmate deaths in jail, by cause of death, in the United States in 2009. 32 percent of inmate deaths were suicides.

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 Causes of death in percent
Suicide 32%
Heart disease 21.1%
All other illnesses 16.2%
Drug/alcohol intoxication 6.8%
Cancer 5%
Other/unknown 4.6%
Respiratory diseases 3.3%
Liver disease 3.2%
AIDS-related 2.7%
Accident 2.7%
Homicide 2.4%
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