BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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FAQs: Capital Punishment

Why are data so difficult to compare over years?
Caution must be used when using trend data, as definitions and reporting capabilities change over ti...  Read More

Where can I find the data collections that are archived for public use?
Not all datasets are available for public use. We are actively working on mechanisms to ma...  Read More

Why do data take so long to collect and publish?
Data collections vary in scope, burden, and frequency of collection - (see individual data collectio...  Read More

How many offenders have been executed?
In 2013, 39 inmates were executed in the United States. The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS)...  Read More


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