States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates NEW YORK TIMES
September 22, 2000
States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates
By RAYMOND BONNER and FORD FESSENDEN
The dozen states that have chosen not to enact the death penalty since the Supreme Court ruled in 1976 that it was constitutionally permissible have not had higher homicide rates than states with the death penalty, government statistics and a new survey by The New York Times show.