Most common words spoken by death row inmates in Texas at execution between 1976 and 2016

Most common last words spoken by inmates at execution in the U.S. 1976-2016 This graph shows the most common words spoken by death row inmates in Texas at execution between 1976 and 2016. About 63 percent of the final statements included the word 'love'.
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Percentage of inmates who used words in final statement
Love62.8
Family45.3
Thank33.8
Sorry29.3
God28.1
Life22.5
Hope21.1
Lord20.1
Warden20.1
Forgive19.4
Ready17
Jesus15.6
Pain15.3
Give14.9
Peace14.6
Death14.6
Heart14.1
Friends13.4
Years12.9
Strong12
Percentage of inmates who used words in final statement
Love62.8
Family45.3
Thank33.8
Sorry29.3
God28.1
Life22.5
Hope21.1
Lord20.1
Warden20.1
Forgive19.4
Ready17
Jesus15.6
Pain15.3
Give14.9
Peace14.6
Death14.6
Heart14.1
Friends13.4
Years12.9
Strong12
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This graph shows the most common words spoken by death row inmates in Texas at execution between 1976 and 2016. About 63 percent of the final statements included the word 'love'.
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Release date
March 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
1976 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Since 1976, Texas executed 534 people in total.

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