DPIC Year-End Reports


DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 16, 2022

The Death Penalty in 2022: Year End Report

Note: In March 2023, DPIC learned of one addi­tion­al death sen­tence that was imposed in 2022: Leo Boatman, a white male defen­dant, was sen­tenced to death on November 9, 2022 in Bradford County, Florida, for the mur­der of Billy Chapman, a white male

DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 16, 2021

The Death Penalty in 2021: Year End Report

Key Findings Virginia becomes 23rd state, and first in the South, to abol­ish the death penal­ty Seventh con­sec­u­tive year with few­er than 30 exe­cu­tions and 50 new death sen­tences New study finds one exon­er­a­tion for every 8.3 exe­cu­tions Federal exe­cu­tion spree ends, new admin­is­tra­tion halts all fed­er­al exe­cu­tions and announces pol­i­cy review

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…