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Capital Punishment, 2007 - Statistical Tables

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Table 11. Time under sentence of death and execution, by race, 1977-2007
Year of
execution    
Number executed    Average elapsed
time from sentence
to execution
for all inmates
All racesa Whiteb Blackb
Total 1,099 708 376   127 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    
2007   42 28 14   153    
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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