Jul 21, 2022 - News

Arkansas inmate death rates compared to U.S.

Change in deaths per capita among incarcerated people, 2009-2019
Data: Bureau of Justice Statistics; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

In the map above, only six states nationwide saw a reduced inmate death rate between 2009 and 2019.

  • Arkansas' number of deaths per 100,000 incarcerated people increased from 375 to 483 during that time, making it the 16th highest state in terms of rate change in inmate mortality.

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