NEW RESOURCES: DPIC Presents Updated Execution Database

The Death Penalty Information Center is pleased to offer a new and more comprehensive version of our Execution Database. The new database includes information on the county where the crime was committed and on the gender of victim, in addition to the information available in our previous database. The database includes such categories as Race of Defendant and Victim, Foreign Nationals, Method of Execution, and Age at Execution. Moreover, results of searches are sortable by each search category. This will allow, for example, all the executions in a particular county to appear together. The Execution Database covers all executions since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Information in this database was obtained from news reports, state Departments of Corrections and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. County and victim-gender information was provided by Professor Frank Baumgartner of the University of North Carolina. Please contact us with any comments or questions regarding this new resource.

(DPIC, Posted July 28, 2011). See also Executions and DPIC’s State by State Database.