State Execution Rates

State/Rank

2010 Population

Cumulative Executions: 1976-August 2, 2011

Executions per Capita (x10,000)

1. Oklahoma

3,751,351

96

0.256

2. Texas

25,145,561

472

0.188

3. Delaware

897,934

15

0.167

4. Virginia

8,001,024

108

0.135

5. Missouri

5,988,927

68

0.114

6. Alabama

4,779,736

53

0.111

7. South Carolina

4,625,364

43

0.093

8. Arkansas

2,915,918

27

0.093

9. Louisiana

4,533,372

28

0.062

10. Georgia

9,687,653

51

0.053

11. Mississippi

2,967,297

15

0.051

12. North Carolina

9,535,483

43

0.045

13. Nevada

2,700,551

12

0.044

14. Arizona

6,392,017

28

0.044

15. Ohio

11,536,504

45

0.039

16. Florida

18,801,310

69

0.037

17. Indiana

6,483,802

20

0.031

18. Montana

989,415

3

0.030

19. Utah

2,763,885

7

0.025

20. Wyoming

536,626

1

0.018

21. Nebraska

1,826,341

3

0.016

22. South Dakota

814,180

1

0.012

23. Tennessee

6,346,105

6

0.009

24. Illinois*

12,830,632

12

0.009

25. Maryland

5,773,552

5

0.009

26. Washington

6,724,540

5

0.007

27. Kentucky

4,339,367

3

0.007

28. Idaho

1,567,582

1

0.006

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

0.00

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 August 2, 2011.