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U.S. capital punishment - number of prisoners under sentence of death 2017

This statistic shows the number of prisoners in the United States with a death sentence as of December 31st, 2017. At that time, a total of 2,703 people were to be executed in the United States.

Number of prisoners in the U.S. with a death sentence in 2017, by ethnicity

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Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of December 31, 2017

Supplementary notes

* The data includes all inmates currently under sentence of death up to December 31st, 2017.
The data for white and black inmates include persons of Hispanic/Latino origin.
The data for the total number includes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

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