Punishment outcomes by age group

These stacked bar charts indicate that, for those sentenced to death, actual penal outcomes varied by the age of the convict. The youngest convicts were most likely to be transported (grey), while as convicts got older they were increasingly likely to be executed (orange). Imprisonment (yellow) and free pardons (light blue) were most commonly used for those over 55. Younger convicts were also likely to be sentenced to military or naval service, part of the category of miscellaneous punishments (dark blue).

Credit: Robert Shoemaker

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