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Capital Punishment, 2006 - Statistical Tables

Advance count of executions

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Capital Punishment, 2006 - Statistical Tables

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Table 10. Executions and other dispositions of inmates sentenced to death, by race and Hispanic origin, 1977-2006
Race/Hispanic origin Total under
sentence
of death
1977-2006b
Prisoners
executed
Prisoners who received other dispositionsa
Number Percent of total Number Percent
of total
Total 7,433    1,057 14.2 % 3,148 42.4 %
Whitec   3,633   609 16.8 % 1,553 42.7 %
Blackc   3,047   359 11.8   1,348 44.2  
Hispanic   636   75 11.8   203 31.9  
All other racesc,d   117   14 12.0   44 37.6  

aIncludes persons removed from a sentence of death because of statutes struck down on appeal, sentences or convictions vacated, commutations, or death by other than execution.
bIncludes 6 persons sentenced to death prior to 1977 who were still under sentence of death on 12/31/06; 374 persons sentenced to death prior to 1977 whose death sentence was removed between 1977 and 12/31/06; and 7,053 persons sentenced to death between 1977 and 2006.
cExcludes persons of Hispanic origin.
dIncludes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

Source: National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS-8).
   See also Methodology.
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