Since the death penalty was
reinstated in 1976, 1,047 convicted murderers have been executed in the United
States. (As of October 1, 2006)
Of those executed, 11 were
female. (The last was Frances Elaine Newton in Texas on September 14, 2005).
Of those executed, 22 were
under the age of 18 at the time of the murder. (The last was Scott Allen Hain in
Oklahoma on April 3, 2003).
Of those executed, 603 (58%)
were white and 362 (35%) were black.
Of those executed: 878 (84%)
were executed by lethal injection, including 392 of the last 396 executions.
153 were executed by electric chair (The last was Brandon Hedrick in Virginia on
July 20, 2006).
11 were executed by gas chamber (The last was Walter LeGrand in Arizona on March
3 were executed by hanging (The last was Billy Bailey in Delaware on January 25,
2 were executed by firing squad (The last was John Albert Taylor in Utah on
January 27, 1996).
Executions were held in 32
different states: 376 (36%) were in Texas and 17 were in Indiana.