Executions of Women

In general, both the death sentencing rate and the death row population remain very small for women in comparison to that for men. Actual execution of female offenders is quite rare, with only 575 documented instances as of December 31, 2020, beginning with the first in 1632. These executions constitute about 3.6% of the total of 16,018 confirmed executions in the United States (including the colonies) between 1608 and 2020.

17 death-sentenced women have been executed since 1976. They are: