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Women and the death penalty

Oklahoman Published: March 4, 2012
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Women and the death penalty

Death sentences and executions of female offenders are rare when compared to male offenders. Women are more likely to be dropped out of the capital punishment system the further the case progresses. Women account for:

— about 1 in 10 (10%) murder arrests.

— only 1 in 50 (2.1%) death sentences imposed at the trial level.

— only 1 in 67 (1.8%) persons on death row.

— only 1 in 100 (. 9%) persons actually executed in the modern era.

Source: Death Penalty Information Center

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