Death Row Inmates by State and Size of Death Row by Year

Death Row Inmates by State

Size of Death Row by Year


DEATH ROW INMATES BY STATE


Total Number of Death Row Inmates as of January 1, 2014: 3,070

 

State
# of
Inmates
 
State
# of
Inmates
 
State
# of
Inmates
California 742 Oklahoma 51 Kansas 10
Florida 410 S. Carolina 49 Virginia 9
Texas 278 Missouri 49 Utah 9
Alabama 198 Mississippi 48 Washington 9
Penn. 193 Arkansas 38 U.S. Military 6
N. Carolina 159 Oregon 35 Maryland*** 5
Ohio 144 Kentucky 34 Colorado 4
Arizona 124 Delaware 18 South Dakota 3
Georgia 94 Indiana 14 Montana 2
Louisiana 88 Idaho 12 New Mexico* 2
Nevada 80 Nebraska 11 Wyoming 1
Tennessee 76 Connecticut** 11 New Hampshire 1
U.S. Gov't. 59        

 

Source: Death Row Population Figures from NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. "Death Row USA" (January 1, 2014) 

*New Mexico abolished the death penalty in March 2009, but law was not made retroactive so 2 remain on death row.

**Connecticut abolished the death penalty in April 2012, but law was not made retroactive so 11 remain on death row.

***Maryland abolished the death penalty in May 2013, but law was not made retroactive so 5 remain on death row.

See States without the death penalty


SIZE OF DEATH ROW BY YEAR - (1968 - present)


1968 517 1982 1,050 1996 3,219 2010  3,158
1969 575 1983 1,209 1997 3,335 2011  3,082
1970 631 1984 1,405 1998 3,452 2012  3,033
1971 642 1985 1,591 1999 3,527 2013  3,088
1972 334 1986 1,781 2000 3,593 2014  3,070
1973 134 1987 1,984 2001 3,581    
1974 244 1988 2,124 2002 3,557    
1975 488 1989 2,250 2003 3,374    
1976 420 1990 2,356 2004 3,315    
1977 423 1991 2,482 2005 3,254    
1978 482 1992 2,575 2006 3,228    
1979 539 1993 2,716 2007 3,215    
1980 691 1994 2,890 2008 3,207    
1981 856 1995 3,054 2009 3,173    
 
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics: "Capital Punishment" for Years 1968 - 2012
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. "Death Row USA" for Years 2013 and 2014.