Number of local inmate fatalities in jail in the United States in 2014, by cause of death

Number of local U.S. inmate fatalities in jail 2014, by cause of death This statistic shows the distribution of local inmate fatalities in jail, by cause of death, in the United States in 2014. Heart disease killed 239 inmates in local jails in the U.S. in 2014.
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Number of fatalities
Suicide372
Heart disease239
All other illnesses136
Drug/alcohol intoxication90
Cancer38
Accident24
Respiratory diseases41
Homicide25
AIDS-related17
Liver disease27
Other/unknown27
Missing17
Number of fatalities
Suicide372
Heart disease239
All other illnesses136
Drug/alcohol intoxication90
Cancer38
Accident24
Respiratory diseases41
Homicide25
AIDS-related17
Liver disease27
Other/unknown27
Missing17
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This statistic shows the distribution of local inmate fatalities in jail, by cause of death, in the United States in 2014. Heart disease killed 239 inmates in local jails in the U.S. in 2014.
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December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014

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