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By the numbers: the death penalty in Ohio

5/16/2019
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Some facts and figures* from the 2018 Annual Report on Capital Crimes, recently completed by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office:

333

Death sentences issued by juries in Ohio since 1981, including four in 2018

56

People who have been executed, including one in 2018 — Robert Van Hook

21

People who have received commutations

29

People who died before they could be executed

45.9

The average age of an executed inmate

17.2

The average time in years spent on death row

8

People who have been ruled ineligible for the death penalty based on intellectual disability

75

Death sentences that have been removed as a result of judicial actions

142

People who were on death row as of Dec. 31, including 29 with execution dates scheduled

* Time frame is 1981-2018.