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374. Movement of Prisoners Under Sentence of Death by Race

[Prisoners reported under sentence of death by civil authorities. The term "under sentence of death" begins when the court pronounces the first sentence of death for a capital offense]

 
Status 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
Under sentence of death, Jan.1. 595 688 856 1,063 1,209 1,420 1,575 1,800 1,967 2,117 2,243 2,346 2,465 2,580 2,727 2,905 3,064 3,242 3,328
 
Received death sentence 1 2. 203 250 287 263 296 281 297 299 296 251 244 266 265 282 306 310 299 256 285
  White 125 131 166 156 173 165 164 190 196 133 147 163 147 146 162 168 174 146 145
  Black. 77 115 117 105 119 114 123 106 91 114 94 101 114 130 136 138 119 106 132
 
Dispositions other than executions 101 82 76 117 69 108 73 90 128 102 108 116 124 108 112 105 99 89 93
Executions 0 1 2 5 21 18 18 25 11 16 23 14 31 38 31 56 45 74 68
 
Under sentence of death, Dec. 31 1 2 688 856 1,063 1,209 1,420 1,575 1,800 1,967 2,117 2,243 2,346 2,466 2,575 2,727 2,890 3,054 3,242 3,335 3,452
  White 425 499 615 694 809 896 1,006 1,128 1,238 1,308 1,368 1,450 1,508 1,575 1,645 1,730 1,833 1,876 1,906
  Black. 268 357 446 508 595 664 750 813 853 898 940 1,016 1,029 1,111 1,197 1,275 1,358 1,406 1,486
 



1 Includes races other than White or Black.
2 Revisions to total number of prisoners under death sentence not carried to this category.

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

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cp.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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