Four decades of death penalty executions by year, state, race and gender, in 1 chart


Since 1976


  • Texas executed the most people
  • 1999 had the most executions
  • More white men have been executed than Black men
  • Disproportionately more Black man have been executed. Black men make up about 6% of U.S population but about 30% of executions are of Black men
  • Females are the least likely to be executed


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