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373. Prisoners Under Sentence of Death by Characteristic

[As of December 31. Excludes prisoners under sentence of death who remained within local correctional systems pending exhaustion of appellate process or who had not been committed to prison. These data may not match data in table 374 because of revisions to totals, but not to characteristics other than race]

 
Characteristic 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Total 1.................................................. 688 856 1,063 1,209 1,420 1,575 1,800 1,967 2,117 2,243 2,346 2,466 2,575 2,727 2,905 3,064 3,242 3,328 3,452
 
White....................................................... 418 497 611 692 806 896 1,013 1,128 1,235 1,308 1,368 1,450 1,508 1,575 1,653 1,732 1,833 1,864 1,906
Black and other....................... 270 359 452 517 614 679 787 839 882 935 978 1,016 1,067 1,152 1,252 1,332 1,409 1,464 1,546
 
Under 20 years................................................ 11 15 18 12 11 13 19 10 11 6 8 14 12 13 19 20 17 16 15
20-24 years.............................................. 173 171 115 217 215 212 217 222 195 191 168 179 188 211 231 264 288 275 267
25-34 years................................................ 334 415 531 597 702 804 872 969 1,048 1,080 1,110 1,087 1,078 1,066 1,088 1,068 1,088 1,077 1,101
35-54 years............................................... 186 224 294 359 453 531 639 744 823 917 1,006 1,129 1,212 1,330 1,449 1,583 1,711 1,809 1,899
55 years and over........................................... 10 13 12 17 24 31 34 39 47 56 64 73 85 96 103 119 138 151 170
 
Years of school completed:
 
  7 years or less....................... 68 74 81 99 121 147 164 181 180 183 178 173 181 185 186 191 196 205 206
  8 years............................................. 74 83 105 123 137 159 174 183 184 178 186 181 180 183 198 195 201 206 217
  9-11 years.................................................... 204 247 318 358 401 483 577 650 692 739 775 810 836 885 930 979 1,040 1,069 1,111
  12 years.................................................. 162 199 258 319 385 440 515 591 657 695 729 783 831 887 939 995 1,037 1,084 1,120
  More than 12 years.................................... 43 57 78 88 110 127 143 168 180 192 209 222 232 244 255 272 282 288 297
  Unknown............................................................... 163 178 210 215 251 235 208 211 231 263 279 313 315 332 382 422 486 476 501
 
Marital status:
  Never married........................................... 268 327 413 484 570 655 772 856 898 956 998 1,071 1,132 1,222 1,320 1,412 1,507 1,555 1,641
  Married.................................................... 229 259 317 368 443 487 525 571 594 610 632 663 663 671 707 718 739 740 749
  Divorced href="#2">2\................................................. 217 252 320 450 392 449 484 557 632 684 726 746 780 823 863 924 996 1,033 1,062
 
Time elapsed since
   sentencing:
  Less than 12 months.................................... 185 227 264 251 279 273 293 295 293 231 231 252 265 262 280 287 306 262 275
  12-47 months.............................................. 389 416 525 622 694 739 757 804 812 809 753 718 720 716 755 784 816 844 813
  48-71 months................................................ 102 110 150 186 228 303 376 412 409 408 438 441 444 422 379 423 447 456 482
  72 months and over..................................... 38 85 111 143 204 276 355 473 610 802 934 1,071 1,146 1,316 1,476 1,560 1,673 1,766 1,882
 
Legal status at arrest:
  Not under sentence....................................... 384 433 556 605 739 861 992 1,123 1,207 1,301 1,345 1,415 1,476 1,562 1,662 1,764 1,881 1,957 2,029
  Parole or probation 3.................................... 115 147 182 225 279 350 409 480 545 585 578 615 702 754 800 866 894 880 877
  Prison or escaped..................................... 45 55 65 72 84 81 82 91 93 94 128 102 101 102 103 110 112 116 127
  Unknown.............................................. 170 203 247 300 303 299 298 290 279 270 305 321 296 298 325 314 355 375 419
 



1 Revisions to the total number of prisoners were not carried to the characteristics except for race.
2 Includes persons married but separated, widows, widowers, and unknown.
3 Includes prisoners on mandatory conditional release, work release, leave, AWOL, or bail. Covers 20 prisoners in 1985 and 24 prisoners in 1989, 28 in 1990, and 29 in 1991 and 1992, 33 in 1993 and 1995, 31 in 1994 and 1996, and 30 in 1997.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Capital Punishment, annual. Most recent 1998, series NCJ 179012, December 1999.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/correct.htm

* Capital Punishment in the United States

This series provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death and on those whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated during the years indicated. Information is supplied on basic sociodemographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status at time of imprisonment, level of education, and state of incarceration. Criminal history data include prior felony convictions for criminal homicide and legal status at the time of the capital offense . Additional information is available for inmates removed from death row by yearend of the last year indicated and for inmates who were executed.

Principal Investigator: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Years Produced: Annually (latest release contains all years)

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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