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They say it's the number of people I killed, I say it's the principle.

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Date: 11/26/2006
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United States Map of states that allow the death penalty.

2005-2006 Statistics

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, 1999).
3 were executed by hanging (The last was Billy Bailey in Delaware on January 25, 1996).
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.