Death Sentences Decline in 2004

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DEATH SENTENCES AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE REINSTATEMENT OF DEATH PENALTY

Death Sentences by State:

  2004 2003 1994
U.S. Total 125 144 304
Alabama 8 6 24
Arizona 7 9 10
Arkansas 2 0 8
California 11 19 22
Colorado 0 1 0
Connecticut 1 0 0
Delaware 2 2 0
Florida 8 11 39
Georgia 4 1 6
Idaho 0 1 0
Illinois 3 2 11
Indiana 0 1 2
Kansas 1 1 0
Kentucky 1 0 4
Louisiana 7 1 6
Maryland 1 0 0
Mississippi 2 3 5
Missouri 3 3 9
Montana 0 0 0
Nebraska 1 0 1
Nevada 1 4 8
N. Hampshire 0 0 0
New Jersey 1 0 3
New Mexico 0 0 1
New York 0 1 0
N. Carolina 3 6 27
Ohio 5 7 13
Oklahoma 6 9 12
Oregon 2 2 6
Pennsylvania 4 6 21
S. Carolina 3 5 7
S. Dakota 0 0 0
Tennessee 5 6 4
Texas 23 29 43
Utah 0 0 0
Virginia 2 6 10
Washington 0 0 2
Wyoming 1 0 0
Federal 7 2 0

Sources: 2004 - NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
2003-1977 - Bureau of Justice Statistics (note: BJS revised the total for 1994 to 314 sentences).
See also DPIC's Sentencing Page and DPIC's Press Release on latest numbers.