GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Death Row Race Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Black defendants are more likely to be sentenced to death if the victim is white."

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"A 2018 report showed that the federal death row has a racial composition where 43% are Black, 17% are Hispanic, and 40% are White."

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"African-Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population but account for 42% of today's death row inmates."

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"As of 2021, 42% of inmates on death row in Texas are African-American."

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"In 2018, 55% of death row inmates were White, 42% were African-American, and 3% were from other racial backgrounds."

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"A 2007 study indicated that 96% of states with death penalty statutes have shown a pattern of either race-of-victim or race-of-defendant discrimination, or both."

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"In Texas, black defendants are more likely to be executed than white defendants when the victim is white."

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"As of 2017, there were 1,214 Black inmates on death row compared to 1,432 White inmates."

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"In Louisiana, the odds of a death sentence are 97% higher for those whose victim is white than for those whose victim is black."

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"Nationwide, the percentage of death row inmates who are Latinx has increased from less than 5% before 1976 to 13% in 2018."

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"34% of executed inmates in the U.S. between 1976 and 2019 were African American."

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"According to a 2014 study, race of the victim influenced the likelihood of the death penalty in Virginia, with cases involving white victims being 3 times more likely to result in a death sentence."

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"An empirical analysis indicated that race and geography are influential determinants in death penalty sentencing more than in many other areas of the criminal justice system."

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"Between 1976 and 2019, 75% of the murders in death penalty cases involved white victims, despite whites being only 50% of murder victims nationally."

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"As of 2020, 41.9% of inmates on death row in the United States were Black."

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"In Oklahoma, a capital murder trial costs approximately 3.2 times more than a non-capital trial, with significant portions of these costs attributed to racial considerations."

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"Since 1976, 180 Black individuals have been executed for the crime of killing a White victim while only 21 White individuals have been executed for killing a Black victim."

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"Georgia executed 33 African Americans for the murder of a white victim while only four white individuals have been executed for the murder of a Black victim."

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"Approximately 58% of the people on death row in California are people of color."

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"As of 2021, 52.89% of death row inmates in Pennsylvania are Black, even though Black residents make up only 11% of the state population."

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