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State Juvenile Correctional Facility Deaths, 2002-2005

Table 2. Percent of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities, by cause of death, 2002-2005
    Percent of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities
Cause of death   2002-2005 2002 2003 2004 2005
    All causes 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Suicide   46.5 % 53.8 % 30.0 % 90.9 % 11.1 %
Illness   24.2   23.1   20.0   9.1   44.4  
AIDS   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  
Homicide   13.1   0.0   30.0   0.0   22.2  
Accident   4.7   7.7   0.0   0.0   11.1  
Drug/alcohol intoxication 0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  
Other/unknown   11.6   15.4   20.0   9.0   11.1  
 Source: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
     See also Methodology