Number of local inmate fatalities in jail in the United States in 2013, by cause of death

This statistic shows the distribution of local inmate fatalities in jail, by cause of death, in the United States in 2013. Heart disease killed 260 inmates in local jails in the U.S. in 2013.

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 Number of fatalities
Suicide 327
Heart disease 260
All other illnesses 112
Drug/alcohol intoxication 70
Cancer 40
Accident 31
Respiratory diseases 31
Homicide 28
AIDS-related 20
Liver disease 19
Other/unknown 18
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