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January 12, 2013

New resource on location of death sentences handed down in 2012

I 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

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