Presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2007, and persons executed in 2007. Tables present state-by-state information on the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2007, status of capital statutes, and methods of execution. Numerical tables also summarize data on offenders 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.
2007 statistical tables
Table 1. Capital offenses, by state, 2007
Table 2. Method of execution, by state, 2007
Table 3. Federal capital offenses, 2007
Table 4. Prisoners under sentence of death, by region, jurisdiction, and race, 2006 and 2007
Table 5. Demographic characteristics of prisoners under sentence of death, 2007
Table 6. Hispanics and women under sentence of death, by state, 2006 and 2007
Table 7. Age at time of arrest for capital offense and age of prisoners under sentence of death at yearend 2007
Table 8. Criminal history profile of prisoners under sentence of death, by race and Hispanic origin, 2007
Table 9. Number of persons executed, by jurisdiction, 1930-2007
Table 10. Executions and other dispositions of inmates sentenced to death, by race and Hispanic origin, 1977-2007
Table 11. Time under sentence of death and execution, by race, 1977-2007
Table 12. Women under sentence of death, by race and jurisdiction, 12/31/07
Table 13. Persons under sentence of death, by gender, race, and Hispanic origin, 12/31/07
Table 14. Number of inmates received under sentence of death, 1993-2007
Table 15. Number of persons executed, 1977-2007
Table 16. Number of persons executed, by race, Hispanic origin, and method, 1977-2007
Table 17. Elapsed time since sentencing for inmates under sentence of death on 12/31/07, by gender, race, and Hispanic origin
Advance count of executions
The following html table presents a state-by-state summary of executions carried out during 2008.
About the data
These tables represent data from a single year of a data series. More recent editions may be available. To view a list of recent reports in the series, go to the BJS Capital Punishment page.