Number of executions in the United States 2014-2020

This statistic shows the number of executions in the United States from 2014 to 2020, by state. As of February 10, 2020, two executions were carried out in Texas in 2020.

Death penalty

Texas and Missouri both performed ten executions in 2014. The U.S. government and military also enforce death penalties. Since 1976, 1,333 executions in the country have been conducted 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 2018, while Iran executed approximately 253 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.

Number of executions in the United States from 2014 to 2020, by state

2014201520162017 201820192020*
Texas1013771392
Georgia2591231
Arkansas--04000
Alabama0023230
Florida8213220
South Dakota0000110
Missouri10611010
Tennessee---0330
Mississippi0000000
Ohio1002100
Virginia0102000
South Carolina0000000
Idaho0000000
Oklahoma3100000
Nebraska----100
Arizona1000000
Delaware0000000
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*As of February 10, 2020

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