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NCJ Number: NCJ 206627     Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment 2003
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Thomas P. Bonczar ; Tracy L. Snell
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2004
Page Count: 12
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2003, and of persons executed in 2003.
Abstract: Preliminary data on executions by States during 2004 are included, and the report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2003. Numerical tables present data on offenders' sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal status at time of capital offense, methods of execution, trends, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Highlights include the following: At yearend 2003, 37 States and the Federal prison system held 3,374 prisoners under sentence of death, 188 fewer than at yearend 2002; of those under sentence of death, 56 percent were White, 42 percent were Black, and 2 percent were of other races; and 47 women were under sentence of death in 2003, up from 38 in 1993.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Capital punishment ; Inmate statistics ; Trend analysis ; Death row inmates ; State-by-state analyses ; Inmate characteristics
   
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