Death Penalty Deter Crime Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"88% of criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide."

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"Death penalty costs California $384 million per execution."

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"Over the past 10 years, the homicide rate in Oklahoma has increased by more than 30%, despite its capital punishment policy."

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"As of 2019, 29 states, the federal government, and the U.S. military are the only jurisdictions worldwide that continue to actively use the death penalty."

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"67% of Americans believe that the death penalty does not deter crime."

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"Between 1989 and 2014, a death sentence in Washington State cost at least $1 million more than a non-death penalty case."

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"The United States is 7th in the world for most executions."

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"There are more than 2,600 inmates on death row as of January 2020."

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"Since 1976, 511 people have been executed in Texas, the most of any U.S. state."

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"In Florida, the costs of the death penalty are up to 30% higher than cases with lifelong imprisonment sentences."

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"16% of Americans believe the death penalty is administered fairly."

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"There were 22% fewer death sentences in the United States in 2019 compared with the previous year."

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