Percentage of state prisoner fatalities in the United States in 2014, by cause of death

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Causes of deathPercentage of fatalities
Cancer30%
Heart disease25.6%
All other illnesses13.8%
Liver disease9%
Suicide7.1%
Homicide2.4%
AIDS-related1.8%
Drug/alcohol intoxication1.4%
Accident1.1%
Missing0.6%
Other/unknown0.3%

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This statistic shows the percentage of state prisoner fatalities by cause of death in the United States in 2014. 87 percent of state prison inmate fatalities were caused by illness that year. 30 percent died of cancer.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014

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