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The Top Ten  September 24 - October 1    

Most Executions by State
(1930–2006)

RankStateSince 1930Since 1976
1. Texas 676 379
2. Georgia 405 39
3. New York 329 0
4. California 306 13
5. North Carolina 306 43
6. Florida 234 64
7. South Carolina 198 36
8. Ohio 196 24
9. Virginia 190 98
10. Alabama 170 35
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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