Tuesday, May 30, 2006
From DPIC: With the execution of Jesus Aguilar in Texas on May 24, there have now been 20 executions in 2006:
- 50% of the executions have been in Texas
- 75% have been in the South
- 75% of those executed were of minority race
- 62% of the victims in the underlying murders were white.
At the current pace, there would be 48 executions in 2006, a decline from the 60 executions in 2005, though many executions have been stayed while courts consider the lethal injection process.
(source: DPIC statistics, May 25, 2006). See Executions and DPIC's Execution Database.