Death Sentences By Year: 1976-2015

YEAR SENTENCES
1976 232
1977 137
1978 185
1979 151
1980 173
1981 223
1982 267
1983 252
1984 285
1985 259
1986 301
1987 287
1988 288
1989 255
1990 251
1991 268
1992 286
1993 287
1994 315
1995 311
1996 315
1997 265
1998 294
1999 277
2000 224
2001 155
2002 165
2003 152
2004 138
2005 140
2006 125
2007 120
2008 121
2009 118
2010 109
2011  80
2012  79
2013 80
2014 73
2015 49
TOTAL 8,087

SOURCES: 1977-2012 See Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, Capital Punishment Annual Reports, (for those persons sentenced to death more than once, only the most recent sentence is counted).

2013-2015 numbers based on DPIC research.

OTHER DEATH SENTENCE INFORMATION