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Deaths in Custody Statistical Tables

State Juvenile Correctional Facility Deaths, 2002-2005

Table 7. Percent of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities, by cause
and selected characteristics, 2002-2005
    Percent of deaths in State juvenile correctional facilities, 2002-2005
Characteristic All causes Illness Suicide Homicide Accident Other/
unknown
     Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Gender                        
  Male 88.4 % 90.0 % 81.0 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
  Female 11.6   10.0   19.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  
Race/Hispanic origin                        
  White, non-Hispanic 37.2 % 30.0 % 38.1 % 40.0 % 0.0 % 60.0 %
  Black, non-Hispanic 41.9   60.0   23.8   60.0   100.0   40.0  
  Hispanic 14.0   10.0   23.8   0.0   0.0   0.0  
  Other/multiple races 7.0   0.0   14.3   0.0   0.0   0.0  
Age                        
  10 or younger 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
  11-12 4.7   0.0   4.8   0.0   0.0   20.0  
  13-15 18.6   10.0   23.8   20.0   0.0   20.0  
  16-17 67.4   80.0   66.7   60.0   50.0   60.0  
  18 or older 9.3   10.0   4.8   20.0   50.0   0.0  
Note: Detail may not add to total due to missing data. 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