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Capital Punishment, 2007 - Statistical Tables

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Table 10. Executions and other dispositions of inmates sentenced to death, by race and Hispanic origin, 1977-2007
    Total under
sentence
of death
1977-2007b
   Prisoners executed    Prisoners who received other dispositionsa
Race/Hispanic
origin
    Number Percent of total   Number Percent of total
Total 7,547     1,099   14.6 %   3,228 42.8 %
Whitec   3,681     631   17.1 %   1,584 43.0 %
Blackc   3,096     373   12.0     1,389 44.9  
Hispanic   652     81   12.4     209 32.1  
All other racesc,d     118     14   11.9     46 39.0  
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 12/31/07; 374 persons sentenced to death prior to 1977 whose death sentence was removed between 1977 and 12/31/07; and 7,167 persons sentenced to death between 1977 and 2007.
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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