Number of state prisoner fatalities, by cause of death U.S. 2016

This statistic shows the number of state prisoner fatalities in the United States in 2016, by cause of death. Cancer killed 1,128 state prisoners in the U.S. in 2016.

Number of state prisoner fatalities in the United States in 2016, by cause of death

Number of fatalities
Cancer1,128
Heart disease1,025
Other illnesses525
Liver disease260
Suicide255
Drug/alcohol intoxication104
Homicide95
Accident41
AIDS-related31
Other22
Missing/unknown21
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

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