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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Statistics on Capital Punishment USA

2007
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.


2006
In 2006, thirty-eight States and the Federal government had capital statutes.

At yearend 2006, 37 States and the Federal prison system held 3,228 prisoners under sentence of death, 17 fewer than at yearend 2005.

The number of prisoners under sentence of death decreased for the sixth consecutive year in 2005.

A detailed report is available here.

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