BJS - Bureau of Justice Statistics

11/17/2023 | Press release | Archived content

Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2021 – Statistical Tables


This report presents statistics on deaths that occur during federal arrest, detention, and incarceration in the United States. It is the fourth in a series in response to the Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA) of 2013 (P.L. 113-242) that requires federal law enforcement agencies to report information about the death of any person who dies while detained, under arrest, being arrested, or in the custody of federal law enforcement officers. It describes decedent, incident, and facility characteristics of deaths in federal custody and during arrest by federal law enforcement agencies during fiscal year 2021.