January 12, 2013
New resource on location of death sentences handed down in 2012I was intrigued to see this new information and resource on the top of the Death Penalty Information Center website:
The Death Penalty Information Center is pleased to offer a new resource page on death sentences in 2012. Seventy-seven (77) people were sentenced to death in 2012, the second lowest number of sentences since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Of those sentenced, 3 were women; 48% were black; 40% were white. Four states (FL, CA, TX, and PA) were responsible for 66% of the death sentences, and only 9 counties produced over a third of the death sentences in the country. Information is provided on the name, race, state, and county for each defendant. A downloadablle spreadsheet enables sorting by each of these categories. Click here for our Death Sentences in 2012 page.
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An interesting list. Florida has an average of 2-3 executions a year. California hasn't had one since 2006 and most likely not for at least 3 years according to their Chief Justice.
Pennsylvania not since 1999. So that leaves Texas, the only state that actually carries them out consistently.
Posted by: DaveP | Jan 13, 2013 12:09:14 PM