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NCJ Number: 248448 Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment, 2013 - Statistical Tables
Author(s): Tracy L. Snell
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2014
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Issue Overview; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report presents information on persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2013, and persons executed in 2013.
Abstract: This report presents information on persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2013, and persons executed in 2013. Tables show state-by-state statistics on the movement of prisoners sentenced to death during 2013, the status of capital statutes, and methods of execution. Data include offender characteristics, such as sex, race, Hispanic origin, criminal history, and time between the imposition of a death sentence and execution. The report also summarizes preliminary findings on executions in 2014. Data in this report are from the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-8) series. Highlights of this report include: 1) at yearend 2013, 35 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons held 2,979 inmates under sentence of death, which was 32 fewer than at yearend 2012; 2) in 2014, 7 states executed 35 inmates, which was 4 fewer than the number executed in 2013; and 3) as of December 31, 2013, all 35 states with death penalty statutes authorized lethal injection as a method of execution.
Main Term(s): Capital punishment
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Death Penalty; Death Row; Death row inmates
Note: Part of the Capital Punishment Series. The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring crime, criminal victimization, criminal offenders, victims of crime, correlates of crime, and the operation of criminal and civil justice systems at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. BJS collects, analyzes, and disseminates reliable and valid statistics on crime and justice systems in the United States, supports improvements to state and local criminal justice information systems, and participates with national and international organizations to develop and recommend national standards for justice statistics.
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