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NCJ Number: 201848 Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment 2002
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Thomas P. Bonczar; Tracy L. Snell
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: November 2003
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=437 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2002, and of persons executed in 2002. Preliminary data on executions by States during 2003 are included, and the report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2002.
Abstract: 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. Historical tables present executions since 1930 and sentencing since 1973. Highlights include the following: (1) of the 6,912 people under sentence of death between 1977 and 2002, 12 percent were executed, 4 percent died by causes other than execution, and 33 percent received other dispositions; (2) fifty-one women were under sentence of death in 2002, up from 36 in 1992; and (3) after declining for 2 years, the number of executions increased to 71 during 2002.
Main Term(s): Capital punishment
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Death row inmates; Inmate statistics; Juvenile capital punishment; State laws
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