Executions Overview

1510 men and women have been executed in the United States since the 1970s, although executions have declined significantly over the past two decades. Most executions have been concentrated in a few states and a small number of outlier counties.

DPIC Database: Execution Database

DPIC Database: Execution Database

List of all defendants executed in the United States after 1976. Includes data such as sex, race, race of victims, and method of execution

Upcoming Executions

Upcoming Executions

Upcoming executions, stays of execution, and outcomes of death warrants

Executions in 2019

Executions in 2019

List of executions carried out so far in 2019. (For previous years, please see sidebar)

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2019

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2019

Outcomes of death warrants, such as stays, reprieves, and reschedules


DPIC Analysis: Execution Trends Continue to Decline in 2017

Oct 23, 2017

DPIC Analysis: Execution Trends Continue to Decline in 2017

The long-term decline in exe­cu­tions in the United States will con­tin­ue in 2017, accord­ing to an analy­sis of exe­cu­tion data by the Death Penalty Information Center. Although the num­ber of exe­cu­tions in the United States in 2017 will sur­pass the 20 …

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News & Developments


May 15, 2019

Death-Penalty Opinions Expose Deep Divisions on U.S. Supreme Court

In the wake of sharp crit­i­cism of sev­er­al con­tro­ver­sial death-penal­ty deci­sions, the five con­ser­v­a­tive jus­tices of the U.S. Supreme Court issued three opin­ions on May 13, 2019, explain­ing their votes in those ear­li­er cas­es. The op…