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Jurisdictions with no recent executions
Although the United States is considered a death penalty country, executions are rare or non-existent in most of the nation: the majority of states--27 out of 50--have not carried out an execution in at least 10 years. An additional 7 states have not had an execution in at least 5 years, for a total of 34 states with no executions in that time. Only 6 states carried out an execution in 2015, and only 3 states (TX, MO, and GA) accounted for 86% of the executions. Three additional jurisdictions (the District of Columbia, the Federal Government, and the Military) have not had an execution in at least 10 years.
The tables below list the jurisdictions with no executions in many years (updated Jan. 19, 2016):
Number in parentheses indicates total executions since 1976.
*Nebraska abolished the death penalty in 2015, but the repeal was suspended pending a referendum on the death penalty in Nov. 2016.