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Capital Punishment (NPS-8)

Data Collection Status
Active
Frequency
Annual data on executions since 1930 and on inmates under sentence of death since 1973
Latest Data Available
2019
Data Experts
Tracy L. Snell, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

Annual data are available on executions since 1930 and sentencing since 1973.

Description

This collection yields annual data on national and state-level year-end counts of persons sentenced to death and executed. Data collected include offender demographic characteristics, prior criminal histories, criminal justice system status at the time of the capital offense, date of death sentence, and date and type of sentence disposition. The collection also includes summary information on the status of and changes to death penalty statutes.

Date Created: May 18, 2009