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I am a man who has been on Florida's Death Row over 21 years, for a killing I did not do. And the man who did the killing have been off death row about ten years.

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Death Penalty Statistics


 

Taken from:

U.S. Department of Justice  Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cp.htm

 

Executions

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In 2005, 60 inmates were executed, 1 more than in 2004.

Executions, 1930-2005




 

  •  In 2005, 60 persons in 16 States were executed -- 19 in Texas; 5 each in Indiana, Missouri, and North Carolina; 4 each in Ohio, Alabama, and Oklahoma; 3 each in Georgia, and South Carolina; 2 in California; and 1 each in Connecticut, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, and Mississippi.

     
  •   Of persons executed in 2005:
    -- 41 were white
    -- 19 were black

     
  •  Fifty-nine men and one woman were executed in 2005.

     
  •  Lethal injection accounted for all of the executions.

     
  •  Thirty-eight States and the Federal government in 2005 had capital statutes.

     

Prisoners under sentence of death

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The number of prisoners under sentence of death decreased for the fourth consecutive year in 2004.

Prisoners on death row, 1953-2004

 

  • At yearend 2004, 36 States and the Federal prison system held 3,314 prisoners under sentence of death, 63 fewer than at yearend 2003.

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Since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976, white inmates have made up more than half of the number under sentence of death.

Prisoners on death row by race, 1968-2004



 

  • Of persons under sentence of death in 2004:
       -- 1,850 were white
       -- 1,390 were black
       -- 28 were American Indian
       -- 32 were Asian
       -- 14 were of unknown race.

     
  • Fifty-two women were under a sentence of death at yearend 2004.

     
  • The 367 Hispanic inmates under sentence of death at yearend 2004 accounted for 13% of inmates with a known ethnicity.

     
  • Among inmates under sentence of death and with available criminal histories at yearend 2004:
    -- nearly 2 in 3 had a prior felony conviction
    -- about 1 in 12 had a prior homicide conviction.

     
  • Among persons for whom arrest information was available, the average age at time of arrest was 28; 2% of inmates were age 17 or younger at the time of arrest.

     
  • At yearend 2004, the youngest inmate under sentence of death was 18; the oldest was 89.

     
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Highlights of 2009

 

Highlights of 2009

 

DC Beltway Sniper is Executed in Virginia - Read more..

Ohio halts execution, cannot find a suitable vein to use - Read more..

Ohio adopts new Lethal Injection Procecdure - Read more..

 

Inmates executed since 1976

2008 Year End Death Penalty Statistics

Current Death Penalty Statistics from the Dept. of Justice

Current U.S. Department of Justice Statistics

 

  • In 2008, 37 persons in nine states were executed -- 18 in Texas; 4 in Virginia; 3 each in Georgia and South Carolina; 2 each in Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, and Oklahoma, and 1 in Kentucky.
     
  •   Of persons executed in 2008:
    -- 20 were white
    -- 17 were black
     
  •  All 37 inmates executed in 2008 were men.
     
  •  Lethal injection was used in 36 executions in 2008; 1 execution was by electrocution.

 

2007 Year End Death Penalty Statistics

Current Death Penalty Statistics from the Dept. of Justice

Current U.S. Department of Justice Statistics


In 2007, 42 persons in 10 States were executed -- 26 in Texas; 3 each in Alabama and Oklahoma; 2 each in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee; and 1 each in South Dakota, Georgia, South Carolina, and Arizona.

Of persons executed in 2007:
-- 28 were white
-- 14 were black

All 42 inmates executed in 2007 were men.

Lethal injection was used in 41 executions in 2007; 1 execution was by electrocution.

Thirty-eight States and the Federal government in 2007 had capital statutes.