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The Top Ten: Most Executions by State

 

RankStateSince 1930Since 1976
1.Texas841563
2.Georgia43674
3.New York3290
4.California30613
5.North Carolina30643
6.Florida264103
7.Ohio22756
8.South Carolina20543
9.Virginia205113
10.Alabama19661
 
For the years 1930–2017. 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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