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Rate of botched executions in the U.S. 1890-2010, by method

The statistic above represents the rate of botched execution in the United States. From 1890 to 2010, 7.1 percent of executions by lethal injection resulted in prolonged or painful death.

Rate of botched executions in the United States from 1890 to 2010, sorted by method

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Source

Release date

July 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1890 to 2010

Supplementary notes

Botched is explained by the source as a situation where executioners departed from official legal protocol or standard operating procedure - which can result in a prolonged or painful death.

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