Number of executions in the United States from 2014 to 2018*, by state

Number of executions in the United States 2014-2018 The statistic shows the number of executions in the United States from 2014 to 2018, by state. As of May 17, 2018, 6 executions were carried out in Texas in 2018.
Death penalty

Texas and Missouri both performed ten executions in 2014. The U.S. government and military also enforce death penalties. Since 1976, 1,427 executions in the country have been undertaken through lethal injections . The United States is one of the countries around the world still using capital punishment. It is estimated that China executed several thousand prisoners in 2014, while Iran executed approximately 300 people . Some 60 percent of U.S. citizens stated that they thought capital punishment was morally acceptable . About 35 percent of death penalty supporters reasoned that this form of punishment was “an eye for an eye” due to the crime while 14 percent of supporters believed that the death penalty could save taxpayers money due to costs associated with prisons. In general, most states require some form of first-degree murder as the crime that is punishable by death. However, 40 percent of denouncers of the death penalty stated that it was wrong to take a life, while 17 percent reasoned that the persons may be wrongly convicted. Support for capital punishment reached a peak in 1991 at 76 percent of the population agreeing.
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2014201520162017 2018
Texas1013776
Alabama00232
Georgia25912
Florida82131
Mississippi00000
Virginia01020
South Dakota00000
South Carolina00000
Delaware00000
Arizona10000
Missouri106110
Oklahoma31000
Ohio10020
Idaho00000
Arkansas--040
2014201520162017 2018
Texas1013776
Alabama00232
Georgia25912
Florida82131
Mississippi00000
Virginia01020
South Dakota00000
South Carolina00000
Delaware00000
Arizona10000
Missouri106110
Oklahoma31000
Ohio10020
Idaho00000
Arkansas--040
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The statistic shows the number of executions in the United States from 2014 to 2018, by state. As of May 17, 2018, 6 executions were carried out in Texas in 2018.
Death penalty

Texas and Missouri both performed ten executions in 2014. The U.S. government and military also enforce death penalties. Since 1976, 1,427 executions in the country have been undertaken through lethal injections . The United States is one of the countries around the world still using capital punishment. It is estimated that China executed several thousand prisoners in 2014, while Iran executed approximately 300 people . Some 60 percent of U.S. citizens stated that they thought capital punishment was morally acceptable . About 35 percent of death penalty supporters reasoned that this form of punishment was “an eye for an eye” due to the crime while 14 percent of supporters believed that the death penalty could save taxpayers money due to costs associated with prisons. In general, most states require some form of first-degree murder as the crime that is punishable by death. However, 40 percent of denouncers of the death penalty stated that it was wrong to take a life, while 17 percent reasoned that the persons may be wrongly convicted. Support for capital punishment reached a peak in 1991 at 76 percent of the population agreeing.
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May 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014-2018
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*As of May 17, 2018

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