Help with stats on murders, executions?

Maher, Steve (SD-MS) SMAHER at GI.COM
Thu Feb 5 12:54:00 MST 1998


I found one more number, from a 1994 Stat Abstract in a local library.
Murder rate in Texas in 1992 was 12.7 per 100,000 population in the
state. I filled it in, below.


Doesn't ANYONE have any of these numbers, anywhere? So many people
keep telling me that my data is too incomplete for the conclusions
I'm drawing (as though they would approve of the conclusions once the
tables are complete  ;) .

I'd like to find data for 1996 and 1997, as well as the missing numbers
(below) from 1990 and 1993.

Do you want the truth, or not?


Steve Maher


>I'm trying to put together some statistics on murders, executions, and
>possible links between the two. But I'm missing some data for the murder
>rate and execution rate in Texas. Anyone have any data on these? If you
>have the Statistical Abstract from the years 1994 and 1995, you may have
>the numbers I need. Also, murder and execution rates for Texas, and the
>nation as a whole, in the years 1996 and 1997. Drop me a line!
>
>So far, it looks like the murder rate in Texas, where they have been
>executing a lot of murderers recently, is falling much faster than the
>rate for the country as a whole. But my numbers are incomplete, as you
>can see-- can anyone fill in the missing ones?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Steve Maher
>
>-------
>
>U.S. Murders and executions:
>YEAR          1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995
>US MURDERS  20,700 21,500 23,400 24,700 23,800 24,500 23,300 21,600
>EXECUTIONS      11     16     23     14     31     38     31     56
>% Executed  0.053% 0.074% 0.098% 0.056% 0.130% 0.155% 0.133% 0.259%
>
>
>TEXAS Murders and executions:
>(Murder rate is Murders per 100,000 population)
>YEAR:           1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995
>MURDER RATE:    14.1  15.3  12.7        11.0   9.0
>NO. EXECUTIONS:          5    12    17    14    19
>                            ^^^^
>
>
>Figures from Statistical Abstract of the United States, various years
>from 1990 thru 1997. U.S. Dept. of Commerce.



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