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NCJ Number: 236510 Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment, 2010 - Statistical Tables
Author(s): Tracy L. Snell
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics contains statistical tables on capital punishment and inmates on death row in the United States for the year 2010.
Abstract: Highlights from this report on capital punishment in the United States for the year 2010 include the following: at yearend, 3,158 inmates were under sentence of death in prisons in 36 States and the Federal Bureau of Prisons; 4 States held more than half of all inmates on death row: California, Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania; 55 percent of inmates on death row were White and 42 were Black, and 98 percent were male, characteristics that have remained constant since 2000; of the 3,158 inmates on death row, 119 (3.7 percent) were removed from under sentence, 46 (1.5 percent) were executed, 20 (.6 percent) died from other causes, and 53 (1.7 percent) had their sentences overturned or commuted, and 104 inmates were sent to death row during the year; of the inmates executed during the year, the average length of stay on death row was 14 years and 10 months; and as of yearend, all 36 States with death penalty statutes used lethal injection as the method of execution. This report from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics contains data and statistical tables on capital punishment and inmates on death row in the United States as of December 31, 2010. Data for the report were collected as part of the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-8) program. The NPS-8 program collects the data in two parts: 1) data on the number of death row inmates from departments of corrections in each State with active capital punishment statutes; and 2) information from the Federal Government, the District of Columbia, and the Office of Attorney General in all 50 States regarding the status of capital punishment statutes. 2 figures and 15 tables
Main Term(s): Capital punishment
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Criminal justice statistics; Death row inmates; Inmate statistics; Offender statistics
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