State Execution Rates

State/Rank

2010 Population

Cumulative Executions: 1976-February 11, 2015

Executions per Capita (x10,000)

1. Oklahoma

3,751,351

112

0.299

2. Texas

25,145,561

521

0.207

3. Delaware

897,934

16

0.178

4. Virginia

8,001,024

110

0.137

5. Missouri

5,988,927

81

0.135

6. Alabama

4,779,736

56

0.117

7. South Carolina

4,625,364

43

0.093

8. Arkansas

2,915,918

27

0.093

9. Mississippi

2,967,297

21

0.071

10. Louisiana

4,533,372

28

0.062

11. Georgia

9,687,653

57

0.059

12. Arizona

6,392,017

37

0.058

13. Florida

18,801,310

90

0.048

14. Ohio

11,536,504

53

0.046

15. North Carolina

9,535,483

43

0.045

16. Nevada

2,700,551

12

0.044

17. South Dakota

814,180

3

0.037

18. Indiana

6,483,802

20

0.031

19. Montana

989,415

3

0.030

20. Utah

2,763,885

7

0.025

21. Idaho

1,567,582

3

0.019

22. Wyoming

536,626

1

0.019

23. Nebraska

1,826,341

3

0.016

24. Tennessee

6,346,105

6

0.009

25. Illinois*

12,830,632

12

0.009

26. Maryland*

5,773,552

5

0.009

27. Washington

6,724,540

5

0.007

28. Kentucky

4,339,367

3

0.007

29. Oregon

3,831,074

2

0.005

30. New Mexico*

2,059,179

1

0.005

31. California

37,253,956

13

0.003

32. Connecticut*

3,574,097

1

0.003

33. Pennsylvania

12,702,379

3

0.002

34. Colorado

5,029,196

1

0.002

35. New Hampshire

1,315,809

0

0.000

36. Kansas

2,802,134

0

0.000

 *Death penalty abolished.

Population based on 2010 US Census Data.

Executions: Total since reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 through February 11, 2015.