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Deaths of Juveniles in Custody, 2004

Publication year: 2006  |  Cataloged on: Nov 23, 2011

This article reports juvenile death rate statistics from the 2004 Juvenile Residential Facility Census. Highlights: The overall death rate was 2.8 per 10,000 juveniles held. 'Suicide was the most commonly reported cause of death in custody... [Accidents and homicide are more common in the general juvenile population;] The death rate for juveniles was generally higher for private facilities than for public facilities... Contrary to conventional wisdom, suicides did not generally occur in the first days of a youth's stay.' [p.1]


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