Death penalty in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on the death penalty in the United States

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about death penalty and death row in the United States.

The dossier includes the following sections;

  • Chapter 1: Prisoners on death row
  • Chapter 2: Executions in the U.S.
  • Chapter 3: International data
  • Chapter 4: Opinion on death penalty


Table of contents

  • 1. Prisoners on death row
    • U.S. capital punishment - number of prisoners under sentence of death, by state 2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - number of prisoners under sentence of death 2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - death sentences, by ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - number of prisoners removed from death row 2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - share of prisoners with a death sentence 2016, by gender

    • U.S. capital punishment - prisoners under sentence of death 2016, by age

    • U.S. capital punishment - prisoners on death row by education 2016

    • U.S. capital punishment - prisoners on death row, by marital status 2016

  • 2. Executions in the U.S.
    • Number of executions in the United States 2014-2019

    • U.S. capital punishment - executions per year 1990-2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - executions per year, by ethnicity 2000-2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - executions by method 1976-2018

    • U.S. capital punishment - total executions by state 1976-2018

    • Most common last words spoken by inmates at execution in the U.S. 1976-2016

  • 3. International data
    • Number of death sentences worldwide 2018

    • Number of executions worldwide 2018

  • 4. Opinion on death penalty
    • Opinion of U.S. citizens on the death penalty 1936-2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards the death penalty in 2019

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