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NCJ Number: NCJ 211349     Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment, 2004
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: 11/2005
Page Count: 17
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
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, 2004, and of persons executed in 2004.
Abstract: Preliminary data on executions by States during 2005 are included, and the report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2004. 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 2004, 36 States and the Federal prison system held 3,315 prisoners under sentence of death, 63 fewer than at yearend 2003; of those under sentence of death, 56 percent were White, 42 percent were Black, and 2 percent were of other races; 52 women were under sentence of death in 2004, up from 43 in 1994.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Capital punishment ; Death row inmates ; State-by-state analyses ; Inmate characteristics
   
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