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State Juvenile Correctional Facility Deaths, 2002-2005

Table 6. Number of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities, by cause and selected characteristics, 2002-2005
    Number of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities, 2002-2005
Characteristic All causes Illness Suicide Homicide Accident Other/
unknown
     Total 43 10 21 5 2 5
Gender            
  Male 38 9 17 5 2 5
  Female 5 1 4 0 0 0
Race/Hispanic origin            
  White, non-Hispanic 16 3 8 2 0 3
  Black, non-Hispanic 18 6 5 3 2 2
  Hispanic 6 1 5 0 0 0
  Other/multiple races 3 0 3 0 0 0
Age            
  10 or younger 0 0 0 0 0 0
  11-12 2 0 1 0 0 1
  13-15 8 1 5 1 0 1
  16-17 29 8 14 3 1 3
  18 or older 4 1 1 1 1 0
Note: During 2002-2005, no deaths from either AIDS or drug/alcohol intoxication were reported by State juvenile correctional authorities.
 Source: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
     See also Methodology