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Capital Punishment, 2008 - Statistical Tables

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 2009
21 pages
Tracy L. Snell
This report presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2008, and persons executed in 2008.
The preliminary data on executions by States during 2009 are included. Tables present State-by-State information on the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2008, status of capital statutes, and methods of execution. Numerical tables also summarize data on offender characteristics such as gender, race, Hispanic origin, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal status at time of capital offense, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Data are from the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-8) series. Highlights include the following: 1) in 2008, 37 inmates 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; 2) 36 executions were by lethal injection; 1 by electrocution; and 3) as of November 30, 2009, 48 executions had been carried out 12 more than the number executed as of the same date in 2008. Tables

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