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NCJ Number: 250638 Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment, 2014-2015
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: 2017
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5908 
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics Statistical Brief presents statistics on persons under sentence of death at yearend 2014 and 2015, including summary trends in the population, admissions to and releases from death row, and the number of persons executed.
Abstract: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Statistical Brief presents statistics on persons under sentence of death at yearend 2014 and 2015, including summary trends in the population, admissions to and releases from death row, and the number of persons executed. Preliminary findings on executions in 2016 are also included. Data are from BJS's National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-8) series. Highlights in 2014 include: at yearend, 34 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) held 2,942 inmates under sentence of death, 41 fewer than at yearend 2013; 18 states and BOP received 69 inmates under sentence of death; and seven states executed 35 inmates. Highlights in 2015 include: at yearend, 33 states and the BOP held 2,881 inmates under sentence of death, 61 fewer than at yearend 2014; this was the fifteenth consecutive year in which the number of inmates under sentence of death decreased; and 6 states executed 28 inmates.
Main Term(s): Capital punishment
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Sentencing/Sanctions
Note: Part of BJS's Capital Punishment Series
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