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Capital Punishment, 2007 - Statistical Tables

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Table 4. Prisoners under sentence of death, by region, jurisdiction, and race, 2006 and 2007

Region and 
jurisdiction  
Prisoners under
sentence of death,
12/31/06
   Received under sentence of death    Removed from
death row
(excluding
executions)a
   Executed    Prisoners under sentence of death, 12/31/07
Total White Blackc   Total White Black   Total White Blackc   Total White Blackc   Total White Blackc
U.S. Total 3,233 1,806 1,353   115 67 47   86 41 41   42 28 14   3,220 1,804 1,345
Federald 42 17 24   6 4 2   0 0 0   0 0 0   48 21 26
State 3,191 1,789 1,329   109 63 45   86 41 41   42 28 14   3,172 1,783 1,319
Northeast 236 81 144   8 4 4   14 3 10   0 0 0   230 82 138
     Connecticut 7 4 3   2 0 2   0 0 0   0 0 0   9 4 5
  New Hampshire     0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0
  New Jersey 9 3 6   0 0 0   9 3 6   0 0 0   0 0 0
  New York 1 0 1   0 0 0   1 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0
  Pennsylvania 219 74 134   6 4 2   4 0 3   0 0 0   221 78 133
Midwest 280 152 125   9 3 6   11 6 5   5 5 0   273 144 126
  Illinois 10 7 3   3 1 2   0 0 0   0 0 0   13 8 5
  Indiana 17 14 3   0 0 0   1 1 0   2 2 0   14 11 3
  Kansas 7 3 4   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   7 3 4
  Missouri 47 26 21   1 1 0   3 2 1   0 0 0   45 25 20
  Nebraska 9 8 1   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   9 8 1
  Ohio 186 90 93   5 1 4   7 3 4   2 2 0   182 86 93
  South Dakota 4 4 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   1 1 0   3 3 0
South 1,750 956 771   71 39 31   46 21 24   36 22 14   1,739 952 764
  Alabama 194 101 93   13 8 5   5 3 2   3 0 3   199 106 93
  Arkansas 36 13 23   2 1 1   0 0 0   0 0 0   38 14 24
  Delaware 17 10 7   2 0 2   0 0 0   0 0 0   19 10 9
  Florida 375 245 130   21 13 8   7 3 4   0 0 0   389 255 134
  Georgia 103 55 47   4 4 0   1 1 0   1 0 1   105 58 46
  Kentucky 40 31 9   0 0 0   1 0 1   0 0 0   39 31 8
  Louisiana 86 31 54   1 1 0   1 1 0   0 0 0   86 31 54
  Maryland 6 2 4   0 0 0   1 1 0   0 0 0   5 1 4
  Mississippi 68 32 35   2 2 0   5 2 3   0 0 0   65 32 32
  North Carolina 166 69 88   3 0 3   2 0 2   0 0 0   167 69 89
  Oklahoma 84 47 32   3 1 2   4 3 0   3 2 1   80 43 33
  South Carolina 62 24 38   4 3 1   6 4 2   1 0 1   59 23 36
  Tennessee 102 60 40   1 0 1   5 2 3   2 2 0   96 56 38
  Texas 392 229 159   14 6 7   8 1 7   26 18 8   372 216 151
  Virginia 19 7 12   1 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0   20 7 13
West 925 600 289   21 17 4   15 11 2   1 1 0   930 605 291
  Arizona 110 94 13   7 6 1   0 0 0   1 1 0   116 99 14
  California 656 389 237   10 8 2   11 8 1   0 0 0   655 389 238
  Colorado 2 1 1   0 0 0   1 1 0   0 0 0   1 0 1
  Idaho 18 18 0   0 0 0   1 1 0   0 0 0   17 17 0
  Montana 2 2 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   2 2 0
  Nevada 82 51 30   2 1 1   1 1 0   0 0 0   83 51 31
  New Mexico 2 2 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   2 2 0
  Oregon 33 29 3   2 2 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   35 31 3
  Utah 9 7 1   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   9 7 1
  Washington 9 5 4   0 0 0   1 0 1   0 0 0   8 5 3
  Wyoming 2 2 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   2 2 0
Note: Some figures shown for yearend 2006 are revised from those reported in Capital Punishment, 2006 - Statistical Tables, NCJ 220219.
aIncludes 16 deaths from natural causes (5 in California; 2 each in Alabama and Florida; and 1 each in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee); 2 deaths from suicide (1 each in North Carolina and California); and 1 inmate murdered by another inmate (in Mississippi).
bTotals include persons of races other than white and black.
cThe reporting of race and Hispanic origin differs from that presented in tables 8 and 10. In this table white and black inmates include Hispanics.
dExcludes persons held under Armed Forces jurisdiction with a military death sentence for murder.
Source: National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS-8).
   See also Methodology.
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