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State Juvenile Correctional Facility Deaths, 2002-2005

Table 4. Percent of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities,
by selected characteristics, 2002-2005
    Percent of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities
Characteristic 2002-2005 2002 2003 2004 2005
     Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Gender                    
  Male 88.4 % 84.6 % 100.0 % 90.9 % 77.8 %
  Female 11.6   15.4   0.0   9.1   22.2  
Race/Hispanic origin                    
  White, non-Hispanic 37.2 % 46.2 % 10.0 % 36.4 % 55.6 %
  Black, non-Hispanic 41.9   30.8   60.0   36.4   44.4  
  Hispanic 14.0   15.4   20.0   18.2   0.0  
  Other/multiple races 7.0   7.7   10.0   9.1   0.0  
Age                    
  10 or younger 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
  11-12 4.7   0.0   0.0   9.1   11.1  
  13-15 18.6   30.8   10.0   9.1   22.2  
  16-17 67.4   61.5   90.0   72.7   44.4  
  18 or older 9.3   7.7   0.0   9.1   22.2  
 Source: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
     See also Methodology