Number of Executions by State and Region Since 1976

Updated December 14, 2018 following an execution in Florida.

Executions by Region

Region Total Executions 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Life Without Parole

Death Penalty States
offering Life Without Parole*
(35/38 states) Alabama New Hampshire Arizona New Jersey Arkansas New York California North Carolina Colorado Ohio Connecticut Oklahoma Delaware Oregon Florida Pennsylvania Georgia South Carolina Idaho South Dakota Illinois Tennessee Indiana Utah Kentucky Virginia Louisiana Washington Maryland Wyoming Mississippi Missouri plus- Montana Federal Statute Nebraska Military Statute Nevada


Death Penalty Quiz

 Welcome to the Death Penalty Quiz.  Click on your answer to see if you are correct and then return to the next question.

Q.1. The death penalty saves taxpayers money because it is cheaper to execute someone than to keep them in prison for the rest of their life.

True False

Executions in the U.S. in 2002

Execution Date Number 
since 1976
Name  Age State Defendant/
Victim Race
1/9/02 750

Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty

Introduction to Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation)

Atkins v. Virginia: Summary of Supreme Court decision exempting those with "mental retardation" from death penalty