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Capital Punishment 2001

NCJ Number
197020
Date Published
December 2002
Length
16 pages
Author(s)
Tracy L. Snell; Laura M. Maruschak
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Annotation
presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2001, and of persons executed in 2001. Preliminary data on executions in 2002 include State, method used, and race of inmate. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2001. 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. This report is published annually.
Abstract
Preliminary data on executions in 2002 include State, method used, and race of inmate. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2001. 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. This report is published annually. Highlights include the following: at yearend 2001, 37 States and the Federal prison system held 3,581 prisoners under sentence of death, 20 fewer than at yearend 2000; 51 women were under sentence of death in 2001, up from 36 in 1991; of the 6,754 people under sentence of death between 1977 and 2001, 11 percent were executed, 4 percent died by causes other than execution, and 32 percent received other dispositions.

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