Executions Overview

1522 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 2020

Executions in 2020

List of executions carried out so far in 2020. (For previous years, please see sidebar)

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2020

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2020

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

Jun 18, 2020

Utah Reaches Ten Years With No Executions

Utah has become the lat­est U.S. state to have gone more than a decade with­out car­ry­ing out an exe­cu­tion. The state last put a pris­on­er to death on June 18, 2010, when it exe­cut­ed Ronnie Gardner by fir­ing squad. Utah joins…

Feb 29, 2020

News Brief — Death Warrants and Stays Through February 2020

NEWS (2/​29/​20): Four states and the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment had sched­uled 12 exe­cu­tions to take place in January or February 2020. Through February 2020, four exe­cu­tions had been car­ried out: two in Texas and one each in Georgia and Tennessee. …

Feb 20, 2020

News Brief — Tennessee Has Executed Nicholas Sutton

NEWS (2/​20/​20): Tennessee exe­cut­ed Nicholas Sutton on February 20, 2020, one day after Governor Bill Lee denied a peti­tion for clemen­cy that had been sup­port­ed by sev­en cor­rec­tion­al offi­cers, five jurors, and mem­bers of the vic­tims’ famili…