53 deaths occurred in federal custody in FY 2011-2012
A pie chart depicting the distribution of the 53 deaths in custody, by cause, in fiscal year 2011-2012. The largest wedge is for deaths due to natural causes, accounting for 62% (or 35) deaths. The second largest wedge is for suicides, representing 16% (or 8) deaths. The third largest wedge is for deaths due to unknown causes (see note), accounting for 14% (or 6 deaths). The next largest wedge is for murders, representing 6% (or 3) deaths. The smallest wedge is for overdoses, accounting for 2% (or 1) death in FY 2011-2012.
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