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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 November 20, 2020, three 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, 1,344 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 2019, while Iran executed approximately 251 people . Some 54 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

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*As of November 20, 2020

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