Number of Executions in the US

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How many executions have occurred in the US?


From 1930 up to December 2009, there have been a total of 5,047 lawful executions in the United States. This is based on data from the Capital Punishments series of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The highest number of executions for any year happened in 1935. In 2009 there were 52 persons executed by law.

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