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State Juvenile Correctional Facility Deaths, 2002-2005

Table 1. Number of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities, by cause, 2002-2005
  Number of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities
Cause of death 2002-2005 2002 2003 2004 2005
    All causes 43 13 10 11 9
Suicide 21 7 3 10 1
Illness 10 3 2 1 4
AIDS 0 0 0 0 0
Homicide 5 0 3 0 2
Accident 2 1 0 0 1
Drug/alcohol intoxication 0 0 0 0 0
Other/unknown 5 2 2 0 1
��� Source: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
     See also Methodology