Number of state prisoner fatalities in the United States in 2013, by cause of death

This statistic shows the distribution of state prisoner fatalities, by cause of death, in the United States in 2013. Cancer killed 1,066 state prisoners in the U.S. in 2013.

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 Number of fatalities
Cancer 1,066
Other illnesses 520
Heart disease 897
Liver disease 354
Suicide 192
AIDS-related 52
Other/unknown 18
Homicide 90
Drug/alcohol intoxication 56
Accident 34
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