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New federal report quotes suicide as leading cause of death in U.S. jails - Xinhua |


New federal report quotes suicide as leading cause of death in U.S. jails - Xinhua | WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The number of inmates who died in U.S. state prisons and local jails continued to increase in 2013 and peaked at 4,446 since 2007, a federal report said on Tuesday.

According to the report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), both local jails and state prisons witnessed an increase in inmate deaths from 2012 to 2013, with the number of death increasing from 958 to 967 in local jails and 3,479 to 3,357 in state prisons.

The report found that while the number of illness-related deaths in local jails declined, the decrease was offset by a noticeable increase in unnatural causes of death, such as suicide, drug or alcohol intoxication, accident and homicide.

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