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 1,310 people were executed by lethal injection since 1976.
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Method of executionNumber of executions
Lethal injection1,310
Electrocution159
Gas chamber11
Hanging3
Firing squad3
Method of executionNumber of executions
Lethal injection1,310
Electrocution159
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 1,310 people were executed by lethal injection since 1976.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1976 to 2018
Supplementary notes
Figures as of November 15, 2018.

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