Executions Overview

1534 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 2021

Executions in 2021

List of executions carried out so far in 2021. (For previous years, please see sidebar)

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2021

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2021

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


News & Developments


Executions Overview

Sep 01, 2021

California Court Rejects Challenge to Execution Moratorium

A California tri­al court has dis­missed a law­suit filed by con­ser­v­a­tive media com­men­ta­tor John V. Lacy that had chal­lenged the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the March 2019 exec­u­tive order by Governor Gavin Newsom