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The Top Ten  September 3 - 10    

Most Executions by State
(1930–2013)

RankStateSince 1930Since 1976
1. Texas 805 527
2. Georgia 419 57
3. New York 329 0
4. California 306 13
5. North Carolina 306 43
6. Florida 251 90
7. Ohio 224 53
8. South Carolina 205 43
9. Virginia 202 110
10. Alabama 191 56
Note: Table denotes executions under civil authority; military authorities carried out an additional 160 executions, 1930–97. Note: In 1972 the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment, as it was then administered, was “cruel and unusual” and therefore unconstitutional. On July 1, 1976, however, the Court overturned the ruling by a 7–2 decision, and capital punishment was reinstated.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, and Death Penalty Information Center. Web: www.deathpenaltyinfo.org.

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