U.S. capital punishment - executions by method 1976-2018

Total number of executions in the U.S. from 1976 to 2018, by method of execution

U.S. capital punishment - executions by method 1976-2018 This statistic shows the number of executions of inmates on death row in the United States from 1976 to 2018, by method of execution. In 2018, a total of 1,313 people have been executed by lethal injection since 1976.
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Total number of executions in the U.S. from 1976 to 2018, by method of execution

Method of executionNumber of executions
Lethal injection1,313
Electrocution160
Gas chamber11
Hanging3
Firing squad3
Method of executionNumber of executions
Lethal injection1,313
Electrocution160
Gas chamber11
Hanging3
Firing squad3
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This statistic shows the number of executions of inmates on death row in the United States from 1976 to 2018, by method of execution. In 2018, a total of 1,313 people have been executed by lethal injection since 1976.
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