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Publication Capital Punishment, 2000

Tracy L. Snell, Bureau of Justice Statistics

December 11, 2001    NCJ 190598

Presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2000, and of persons executed in 2000. Preliminary data on executions in 2001 include State, method used, and race of inmate. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2000. Numerical tables present data on offenders' sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal status at time of capital offense, methods of execution, trends, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Historical tables present executions since 1930 and sentencing since 1973. This periodic report is published annually.


  • Fourteen States executed 85 prisoners during 2000.
  • At yearend the youngest death-row inmate was 18; the oldest was 85.
  • Fifty-four women were under sentence of death in 2000, up from 35 in 1990.

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