Executions per Death Sentence

State 

Cumulative Death Sentences 1977 through 2010

Cumulative Executions 1977 through 2010

Executions per Death Sentence 

1. Virginia 

149

108

0.725

2. Texas 

932

464

0.498

3. Utah

19

7

0.368

4. Missouri 

193

67

0.347

5. Delaware 

45

14 

0.311

6. Oklahoma

308

94

0.305

7. Montana 

10 

0.300 

8. Arkansas 

117

27 

0.231

9. South Carolina

194

42

0.217

10. Indiana 

95

20

0.211

11. Georgia

230

48

0.209

12. Louisiana 

155

28

0.181

13. South Dakota 

0.167 

14. Wyoming 

0.143 

15. Washingon

38

5

0.132

16. Ohio

321

41

0.128

17. Alabama

439

50

0.114

18. Nebraska 

28

0.107

19. North Carolina 

443

43 

0.097

20. Maryland 

53 

0.094 

21. Arizona 

291 

24

0.083

22. Nevada 

146

12 

0.082

23. Mississippi

168

13

0.077

24. Florida

889

68

0.077

25. New Mexico*

14

1

0.071

26. Colorado

15

1

0.067

27. Connecticut 

15

0.067

28. Federal

69

3

0.044

29. Illinois*

304

12 

0.040 

30. Kentucky

84

3

0.036

31. Tennessee

171

6

0.035

32. Oregon 

71

0.028

33. Idaho 

40 

0.025 

34. California 

880

13 

0.015

35. Pennsylvania 

361

0.008

36. Kansas**

11

0

0.000

37. New Hampshire

1

0

0.000

38. New Jersey* 

57 

0.000 

39. New York*† 

0.000 

Executions based on DPIC Execution Database.

Death Sentences from Bureau of Justice Statistics, Capital Punishment Annual Reports

* States that have abolished the Death Penalty 

**Kansas reinstated Death Penalty in 1994 

† New York reinstated Death Penalty in 1995; the statue was ruled unconstitutional in 2004 and no more death sentences were imposed.