September 21, 2005

The Capital Defense Network


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September 06, 2005

Prison Activist

The Death Penalty is Dead Wrong!

For the 15 year period in which California carried out an execution every other month (1952 to 1967), murder rates increased 10% annually, on average. Between 1967 and 1991, when there were no executions in California, the murder rate increased 4.8% annually. The study also found that, in the four months preceding Harris' death, the average monthly number of homicides in California was 306. In the four months following his highly publicized execution, an average of 333 persons fell victim to homicides, an astonishing 9% increase.

from Homicides Up With Executions, by the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice


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