DPIC Year-End Reports


DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 16, 2020

The Death Penalty in 2020: Year End Report

At the end of the year, more states had abol­ished the death penal­ty or gone ten years with­out an exe­cu­tion, more coun­ties had elect­ed reform pros­e­cu­tors who pledged nev­er to seek the death penal­ty or to use it more spar­ing­ly; few­er new death sen­tences were imposed than in any pri­or year since the Supreme Court struck down U.S.

DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 17, 2019

The Death Penalty in 2019: Year End Report

Capital pun­ish­ment con­tin­ued to with­er across the United States in 2019, dis­ap­pear­ing com­plete­ly in some regions and sig­nif­i­cant­ly erod­ing in oth­ers. New Hampshire became the 21st state to abol­ish the death penal­ty and California became the fourth state with a mora­to­ri­um on exe­cu­tions. With those actions, half of all U.S. states have abol­ished the…

DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 14, 2018

The Death Penalty in 2018: Year End Report

(Washington, D.C.) With 25 exe­cu­tions and 42 death sen­tences expect­ed this year, the use of the death penal­ty remained near his­toric lows in 2018, accord­ing to a report released today by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). 2018 marked the fourth con­sec­u­tive year with few­er than 30 exe­cu­tions and 50 death sen­tences, reflect­ing a long-term…

DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 14, 2017

The Death Penalty in 2017: Year End Report

Public Support for Death Penalty Drops to 45-Year Low as Four More Death-Row Prisoners Exonerated in 2017. (Washington, D.C.) Executions and death sen­tences remained near his­tor­i­cal­ly low lev­els in 2017, as pub­lic sup­port for the death penal­ty fell to its low­est lev­el in 45 years, accord­ing to a report released today by the Death Penalty…

DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 21, 2016

The Death Penalty in 2016: Year End Report

(Washington, D.C.) Death sen­tences, exe­cu­tions, and pub­lic sup­port for cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment all con­tin­ued his­toric declines in 2016. American juries imposed the fewest death sen­tences in the mod­ern era of U.S. cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment, since the Supreme Court declared exist­ing death penal­ty statutes uncon­sti­tu­tion­al in 1972. The 20 exe­cu­tions this year…