The US federal government lists 41 capital offenseswhich are punishable by death. See the full list below.
The capital offenses include espionage, treason, and death resulting from aircraft hijacking. However, they mostly consist of various forms of murder such as murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting, murder during a kidnapping, murder for hire, and genocide.
1. State Death Penalty Laws and Information - Get the legal status, a brief state history, and links to state laws for the death penalty for all 50 states and DC. States that authorize the death penalty for crimes other than murder are also highlighted.