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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

DOJ Releases "Capital Punishment 2005" Report

On 12/06/2006, the Department of Justice, Bureau
of Justice Statistics, released its "Capital Punishment,
2005" report. The report "presents characteristics of
persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2005
and of persons executed in 2005. Preliminary data on
executions by States during 2006 are included. The report
also summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out
of death sentence status during 2005. It presents data on
offenders' sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status,
age at time of arrest for the capital offense, legal status at
time of the offense, methods of execution, trends, and time
between imposition of death sentence and execution."

The 2005 report is available in PDF, ASCII text, and Excel
spreadsheets (compressed). Previous editions are available
online from 1983-2004.