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

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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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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.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000-2014

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