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NCJ Number: 222583 Find in a Library
Title: Deaths of Juveniles in Custody, 2004
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:69  Issue:1  Dated:February 2007  Pages:68-69
Author(s): Melissa Sickmund
Date Published: February 2007
Page Count: 2
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents summary data from the 2004 Juvenile Residential Facility Census on deaths of juveniles in custody.
Abstract: Highlights from the 2004 Juvenile Residential Facility Census include: (1) in 2004, 27 youths died while in legal custody of the facility; (2) suicide was the most commonly reported cause of death in custody during the 12 months prior to the 2004 census; (3) the death rate for juveniles was generally higher for private facilities than for public facilities; and (4) suicides did not generally occur in the first days of a youth’s stay. Routine collection of national data on deaths of juveniles in custody began with the 1989 Children in Custody: Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional and Shelter Facilities (CIC). Tables
Main Term(s): Custody deaths
Index Term(s): Child fatalities; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics; Juvenile detention; Juvenile inmate statistics; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Juvenile statistics; Juvenile suicide; Suicide
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