Total number of executions in the United States from 1976 to 2018, by state

U.S. capital punishment - total executions by state 1976-2018 This graph shows the number of executions of inmates on death row in the United States from 1976 to 2018, by state. As of November 15, 2018, Texas has executed a total of 556 people since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the United States in 1976.
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Number of executions
Texas556
Virginia113
Oklahoma112
Florida96
Missouri88
Georgia72
Alabama63
Ohio56
North Carolina43
South Carolina43
Arizona37
Arkansas31
Louisiana28
Mississippi21
Indiana20
Delaware16
California13
Illinois12
Nevada12
Tennessee8
Utah7
Maryland5
Washington5
Nebraska4
South Dakota4
U.S. Federal Gov't3
Idaho3
Kentucky3
Montana3
Pennsylvania3
Oregon2
Colorado1
Connecticut1
New Mexico1
Wyoming1
Number of executions
Texas556
Virginia113
Oklahoma112
Florida96
Missouri88
Georgia72
Alabama63
Ohio56
North Carolina43
South Carolina43
Arizona37
Arkansas31
Louisiana28
Mississippi21
Indiana20
Delaware16
California13
Illinois12
Nevada12
Tennessee8
Utah7
Maryland5
Washington5
Nebraska4
South Dakota4
U.S. Federal Gov't3
Idaho3
Kentucky3
Montana3
Pennsylvania3
Oregon2
Colorado1
Connecticut1
New Mexico1
Wyoming1
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This graph shows the number of executions of inmates on death row in the United States from 1976 to 2018, by state. As of November 15, 2018, Texas has executed a total of 556 people since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the United States in 1976.
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November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1976 to 2018
Supplementary notes
Figures as of November 15, 2018.
There were no executions in the United States between 1967 and 1977. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down capital punishment in 1972, but reinstated it in 1976. 30 states, the federal government, and the military use capital punishment in 2018.

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