US Capital Punishment dataset.


This data describes the number of times capital punishment is implemented at the state level for the year 1997. The outcome variable is the number of executions. There were executions in 17 states. Included in the data are explanatory variables for median per capita income in dollars, the percent of the population classified as living in poverty, the percent of Black citizens in the population, the rate of violent crimes per 100,000 residents for 1996, a dummy variable indicating whether the state is in the South, and (an estimate of) the proportion of the population with a college degree of some kind.


Number of Observations - 17
Number of Variables - 7
Variable name definitions::

    EXECUTIONS - Executions in 1996
    INCOME - Median per capita income in 1996 dollars
    PERPOVERTY - Percent of the population classified as living in poverty
    PERBLACK - Percent of black citizens in the population
    VC100k96 - Rate of violent crimes per 100,00 residents for 1996
    SOUTH - SOUTH == 1 indicates a state in the South
    DEGREE - An esimate of the proportion of the state population with a
        college degree of some kind

State names are included in the data file, though not returned by load.


Jeff Gill’s Generalized Linear Models: A Unified Approach

Used with express permission from the original author, who retains all rights.

Last update: Jul 16, 2024