Dataset

Prisoners Executed Under Civil Authority by Sex

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 343):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 44 rows and 16 columns.

Excludes executions by military authorities. The Army (including the the Air Force) carried out 160 (148 between 1942 and 1950, 3 each in in 1954, 1955, and 1957, and 1 each in 1958, 1959, and 1961). Of the total, 106 were executed for murder (including 21 involving rape), 53 for rape, and 1 for desertion. The Navy carried out no executions during the period

Footnotes

  1. Includes races other than White or Black.
  2. Includes 25 armed robbery, 20 kidnapping, 11 burglary, 8 espionage
    (6 in 1942 and 2 in 1953), and 6 aggravated assault.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.