Percent of local inmate deaths, by cause of death, in jail in the U.S., 2000-2014

This statistic shows the distribution of local inmate deaths in jail, by cause of death, in the United States in the period from 2000 to 2014. 31 percent of inmate deaths were suicides.

Percent of local inmate deaths in jail, by cause of death, in the United States between 2000 and 2014

Causes of death in percent
Suicide31%
Heart disease23%
All other illnesses15%
Drug/alcohol intoxication7%
Cancer4%
AIDS-related4%
Other/unknown4%
Respiratory diseases3%
Liver disease3%
Accident3%
Missing3%
Homicide2%
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2014

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