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America Death Penalty States  

Mike Rothschild
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What states have the death penalty? The death penalty became legal again in the United States in 1976, after a moratorium of over three decades ended with a Supreme Court ruling. There are currently 31 states where the death penalty is legal, almost all of which have an active death row. States with capital punishment have executed a total of 1,404 people since 1976. Texas is responsible for over a third of these executions, with 530.

Two capital punishment states, Kansas and New Hampshire, have never had an execution. Three other states that used to have the death penalty, Illinois, Connecticut, and New Mexico; had 14 executions total before court cases made the practice against the law. There are 19 states where the death penalty is either illegal or there is no statute allowing for it.

How many states have the death penalty? Here are all of the states in America that have a legal death penalty, along with the US government, which has over 60 people on its own death row.

Texas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Death Penalty States
Texas Austin - 530 executions since 1976.

Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Death Penalty States
Oklahoma Oklahoma City - 112 executions since 1976.

Virginia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Death Penalty States
Virginia Richmond - 111 executions since 1976.

Florida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Death Penalty States
Florida Tallahassee - 90 executions since 1976.

Missouri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Death Penalty States
Missouri Jefferson City - 86 executions since 1976.

Georgia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Death Penalty States
Georgia Atlanta - 58 executions since 1976.

Alabama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Death Penalty States
Alabama Montgomery - 56 executions since 1976.

Ohio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Death Penalty States
Ohio Columbus - 53 executions since 1976.

North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Death Penalty States
North Carolina Raleigh - 43 executions since 1976.

South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Death Penalty States
South Carolina Columbia - 43 executions since 1976.

Arizona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Death Penalty States
Arizona Phoenix - 37 executions since 1976.

Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Death Penalty States
Louisiana Baton Rouge - 28 executions since 1976.

Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Death Penalty States
Arkansas Little Rock - 27 executions since 1976.

Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Death Penalty States
Mississippi Jackson - 21 executions since 1976.

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Indiana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Death Penalty States
Indiana Indianapolis - 20 executions since 1976.

Delaware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Death Penalty States
Delaware Dover - 16 executions since 1976.

California is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Death Penalty States
California Sacramento - 13 executions since 1976.

Nevada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Death Penalty States
Nevada Carson City - 12 executions since 1976.

Utah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Death Penalty States
Utah Salt Lake City - 7 executions since 1976.

Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Death Penalty States
Tennessee Nashville - 6 executions since 1976.

Maryland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Death Penalty States
Maryland Annapolis - 5 executions since 1976.

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Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Death Penalty States
Washington Olympia - 5 executions since 1976.

US Government is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Death Penalty States
US Government 3 executions since 1976.

Idaho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Death Penalty States
Idaho Boise - 3 executions since 1976.

Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Death Penalty States
Kentucky Frankfort - 3 executions since 1976.

Montana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Death Penalty States
Montana Helena - 3 executions since 1976.

Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Death Penalty States
Nebraska Lincoln - 3 executions since 1976.

Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Death Penalty States
Pennsylvania Harrisburg - 3 executions since 1976.

South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Death Penalty States
South Dakota Pierre - 3 executions since 1976.

Oregon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Death Penalty States
Oregon Salem - 2 executions since 1976.

Colorado is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Death Penalty States
Colorado Denver - 1 execution since 1976.

Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Death Penalty States
Wyoming Cheyenne - 1 execution since 1976.

Kansas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Death Penalty States
Kansas Topeka - 0 executions since 1976.

New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Death Penalty States
New Hampshire Concord - 0 executions since 1976.