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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

2018 Marked the Fourth Consecutive Year with Fewer than 30 Executions and Less than 50 Death Sentences. (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…

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. The 20 exe­cu­tions this year marked the low­est num­ber in a quar­ter cen­tu­ry, accord­ing to a report released today by the Death Penalty…

DPIC Year-End Reports

Dec 15, 2015

The Death Penalty in 2015: Year End Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDeath Penalty Use in 2015 Declines SharplyFewest Executions, Fewest Death Sentences, and Fewest States Employing the Death Penalty in Decades(Washington, D.C.) The use of the death penal­ty in the U.S. As of December 15, four­teen states and the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment have imposed 49 new death sen­tences this year, a 33% decline over…