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Capital Punishment, 2006 - Statistical Tables

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Table 11. Time under sentence of death and execution, by race, 1977-2006
Year of execution Number executed Average elapsed
time from sentence
to execution for
all inmates

All racesa   Whiteb   Black
Total 1,057   680   362   126 mo
1977-83   11   9   2   51 mo
1984   21   13   8   74  
1985   18   11   7   71  
1986   18   11   7   87  
1987   25   13   12   86  
1988   11   6   5   80  
1989   16   8   8   95  
1990   23   16   7   95  
1991   14   7   7   116  
1992   31   19   11   114  
1993   38   23   14   113  
1994   31   20   11   122  
1995   56   33   22   134  
1996   45   31   14   125  
1997   74   45   27   133  
1998   68   48   18   130  
1999   98   61   33   143  
2000   85   49   35   137  
2001   66   48   17   142  
2002   71   53   18   127  
2003   65   44   20   131  
2004   59   39   19   132  
2005   60   41   19   147  
2006   53   32   21   145  
Note: Average time was calculated from the most recent sentencing date.
aIncludes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.
bIncludes persons of Hispanic origin.
Source: National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS-8).
   See also Methodology.
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