Last updated on: 5/24/2022 | Author: ProCon.org

US Executions: 2003-2020

The tables below show how many people have been on death row and how many have been executed since 2003, as well as executions by race and jurisdiction. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic put many states’ trials and executions for 2020.

For information on US executions before 2003, see: The ESPY List: US Executions 1608-2002

For more information on inmates, see: Death Row Inmates.


Death Row Inmates & Executions: 2003-2020

 Under Sentence of DeathNewly Sentenced to DeathRemoved from Death Row
(Other Than Execution)
Executed
20202,469149117
20192,570316522
20182,626388825
20172,7033410523
20162,814327020
20152,881498228
20142,942697535
20132,979837639
20123.033796843
20113,082809443
20103,1581047346
20093,17311214952
20083,2071118237
20073,2201158642
20063,2281157953
20053,25412813460
20043,31412512959
20033,55715910871

Executions by Race: 2003-2020

 All ExecutionsWhiteBlackHispanicAmerican Indian/Alaska NativeAsian/Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Total7093912397631
202017105110
201922147100
201825146500
201723138200
201620162200
2015281110700
2014351218500
2013392313300
2012432511700
2011432216500
2010462813500
2009522421700
2008371717300
2007422214600
2006532520800
2005603819300
2004593619311
2003654120310

Death Sentences, Removals, and Executions by Jurisdiction: 2020

 Newly Sentenced to DeathRemoved from Death Row
(Other Than Execution)
ExecutedTotal on Death Row
US total1491172,469
Federal001051
States149272,418
Alabama041170
Arizona110116
Arkansas01029
California1250703
Colorado0300
Florida780337
Georgia03140
Idaho0008
Indiana0008
Kansas00010
Kentucky01026
Louisiana02066
Mississippi11040
Missouri01120
Montana0002
Nebraska00012
Nevada02067
New Hampshire0001
North Carolina060137
Ohio040137
Oklahoma12045
Oregon02024
Pennsylvania1150118
South Carolina00036
South Dakota0001
Tennessee01150
Texas293206
Utah0007
Virginia0002

Source:

Tracy L. Snell, “Capital Punishment, 2020 – Statistical Tables,” bjs.gov, Dec. 2021