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Instructions and Usage Notes
This new database includes the county of conviction and gender of victim. Results will display in chronological order by default. To sort by other criteria, click on the headings for those fields in the search results.
Search results are displayed below the search options.
If no options are checked, the search will display all executions. To refine your search, check the options. After selecting options, click "apply" at bottom of search page. Missing Years, Ages and States mean there were no executions that match those parameters (for example, there were no executions in 1978 or 1980).
To download the database as a spreadsheet, click the "CSV" button at the bottom of the page.
To find the numerical rank of an execution since 1976, click on the inmate's name.
This list includes all executions since 1976. For an historical database of executions, visit our Espy Database page.
Geographical regions are listed as determined by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Executions are included in the region in which the crime occurred. M = Midwest S = South N = Northeast W = West
Federal Executions have their own category within the state search options list, designated as FE.
An asterisk denotes an incomplete record.
Information in this database is obtained from news reports, state Departments of Corrections and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. County and victim-gender information was provided by Professor Frank Baumgartner of the University of North Carolina.