DPIC 2012 Report Released: Death Sentences Near Record Low

The Death Penalty in 2012: Year End Report - Executions in 2012

On December 18, the Death Penalty Information Center released its latest report, “The Death Penalty in 2012: Year End Report,” on developments in capital punishment in the past year. The report noted the number of new death sentences in 2012 was the second lowest since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, representing a nearly 75% decline since 1996, when there were 315 new death sentences.

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