State Execution Rates

State/Rank2010 PopulationCumulative Executions: 1976-February 11, 2015Executions per Capita (x10,000)

1. Oklahoma

3,751,351

112

0.299

2. Texas

25,145,561

521

0.207

3. Delaware*

897,934

16

0.178

4. Virginia

8,001,024

110

0.137

5. Missouri

5,988,927

81

0.135

6. Alabama

4,779,736

56

0.117

7. South Carolina

4,625,364

43

0.093

8. Arkansas

2,915,918

27

0.093

9. Mississippi

2,967,297

21

0.071

10. Louisiana

4,533,372

28

0.062

11. Georgia

9,687,653

57

0.059

12. Arizona

6,392,017

37

0.058

13. Florida

18,801,310

90

0.048

14. Ohio

11,536,504

53

0.046

15. North Carolina

9,535,483

43

0.045

16. Nevada

2,700,551

12

0.044

17. South Dakota

814,180

3

0.037

18. Indiana

6,483,802

20

0.031

19. Montana

989,415

3

0.030

20. Utah

2,763,885

7

0.025

21. Idaho

1,567,582

3

0.019

22. Wyoming

536,626

1

0.019

23. Nebraska

1,826,341

3

0.016

24. Tennessee

6,346,105

6

0.009

25. Illinois*

12,830,632

12

0.009

26. Maryland*

5,773,552

5

0.009

27. Washington*

6,724,540

5

0.007

28. Kentucky

4,339,367

3

0.007

29. Oregon

3,831,074

2

0.005

30. New Mexico*

2,059,179

1

0.005

31. California

37,253,956

13

0.003

32. Connecticut*

3,574,097

1

0.003

33. Pennsylvania

12,702,379

3

0.002

34. Colorado

5,029,196

1

0.002

35. New Hampshire

1,315,809

0

0.000

36. Kansas

2,802,134

0

0.000

*Death penalty abolished.

Population based on 2010 US Census Data.

Executions: Total since reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 through February 11, 2015.

Executions per Death Sentence

State/RankCumulative Death Sentences 1977 through 2010Cumulative Executions 1977 through 2010Executions per Death Sentence

1. Virginia

149

108

0.725

2. Texas

932

464

0.498

3. Utah

19

7

0.368

4. Missouri

193

67

0.347

5. Delaware

45

14

0.311

6. Oklahoma

308

94

0.305

7. Montana

10

3

0.300

8. Arkansas

117

27

0.231

9. South Carolina

194

42

0.217

10. Indiana

95

20

0.211

11. Georgia

230

48

0.209

12. Louisiana

155

28

0.181

13. South Dakota

6

1

0.167

14. Wyoming

7

1

0.143

15. Washington*

38

5

0.132

16. Ohio

321

41

0.128

17. Alabama

439

50

0.114

18. Nebraska

28

3

0.107

19. North Carolina

443

43

0.097

20. Maryland

53

5

0.094

21. Arizona

291

24

0.083

22. Nevada

146

12

0.082

23. Mississippi

168

13

0.077

24. Florida

889

68

0.077

25. New Mexico*

14

1

0.071

26. Colorado

15

1

0.067

27. Connecticut

15

1

0.067

28. Federal

69

3

0.044

29. Illinois*

304

12

0.040

30. Kentucky

84

3

0.036

31. Tennessee

171

6

0.035

32. Oregon

71

2

0.028

33. Idaho

40

1

0.025

34. California

880

13

0.015

35. Pennsylvania

361

3

0.008

36. Kansas**

11

0

0.000

37. New Hampshire

1

0

0.000

38. New Jersey*

57

0

0.000

39. New York*†

8

0

0.000

Executions based on DPIC Execution Database.

Death Sentences from Bureau of Justice Statistics, Capital Punishment Annual Reports

* States that have abolished the Death Penalty

**Kansas reinstated Death Penalty in 1994

† New York reinstated Death Penalty in 1995; the statue was ruled unconstitutional in 2004 and no more death sentences were imposed.