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Figure 1. Number of Exonerees by Year of Conviction

Description

Figure 1 is a line graph showing the number of exonerations from 1974 through 2003 in which the National Registry of Exonerations cites forensic science as a contributing factor.

The data points shown on the line graph are as follows:

Year of Conviction Number of Exonerees
1974 1
1975 0
1976 0
1977 0
1978 5
1979 1
1980 3
1981 6
1982 7
1983 10
1984 6
1985 7
1986 11
1987 12
1988 13
1989 9
1990 19
1991 2
1992 3
1993 2
1994 1
1995 4
1996 3
1997 1
1998 3
1999 1
2000 1
2001 0
2002 0
2003 2
2004 0
2005 0
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0

Total

133

Data are based on 133 cases of wrongful conviction listed by the National Registry of Exonerations.