Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2007

Source: Margaret Noonan, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report, NCJ 222988, July 2010

A total of 8,110 inmate deaths in local jails were reported to the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) from 2000 to 2007 (table 1). The program received data from at least 99% of the roughly 3,000 jail jurisdictions each year. Annually, more than 80% of the nation’s jails reported no deaths in their custody. For the 8-year period between 2000-2007, 42% of the jails
nationwide reported no deaths.

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