Innocent Death Penalty Graphs
News opinion and commentary general interest administration of criminal justice analysis capital punishment laws regulations and rules convictions law criminal justice administration of. From 1973 1999 there were an average of 303 exonerations per year.
The innocent and the death penalty eighteen people have been proven innocent and exonerated by dna testing in the united states after serving time on death row.
Innocent death penalty graphs. From 2000 2013 there have been an average of 429 exonerations per year. Under coercion the mentally disabled half brothers confessed to the 1983 rape and murder of an 11 year old girl in north carolina and were sentenced to death. Many of them are powerful advocates against the death penalty.
The data doesnt answer that question directly but it does provide hints. So the 87 people exonerated after being sentenced to death amount to one reprieve for every seven killed. Henry lee mccollum and leon brown were exonerated in 2014.
Americas death penalty lottery 10 june 2000 p. This post details how where and when the death penalty has been applied in the united states. Capital punishment 2016 statistical brief presents statistics on persons under sentence of death at year end 2016 including summary trends in the population admissions to and releases from death row the number of persons executed and an advance count of executions in 2017.
Exonerations of innocent men and women. To find the number of exonerations in any single year use the innocence database. Innocent on death rowcases of innocent people sentenced to die by new york times upfront.
Since 1976 when the death penalty was reintroduced america has executed 640 people due to be 642 by the time you read this. Since 1973 more than 165 people who had been wrongly convicted and sentenced since 1973 more than 165 people who had been wrongly convicted and sentenced to death in the us. They were convicted in 11 states and served a combined 229 years in prison including 202 years on death row for crimes they didnt commit.
Well examine opposition to the death penalty 9 graphs the deterrence argument 5 graphs and trends in the death penalty and public opinion 4 graphs. Well examine opposition to the death penalty 9 graphs the deterrence argument 5 graphs and trends in the death penalty and public opinion 4 graphs. Eighteen graphs about the death penalty you should see.
Thats about 50 people. A guest post by matt sundquist founder of plotlythis post details how where and when the death penalty has been applied in the united states. We used plotlys apis for python matlab and to make these graphs.
If the same rate of people on death row as those put to death are innocent then 4 percent of the people who have died in the last 35 years were innocent. The death penalty carries the inherent risk of executing an innocent person.