Last updated on: 12/22/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

NEW: US Executions from 1608-2002: A Demographic Breakdown of the Executed Population

– NEW: US Executions from 1608-2002: A Demographic Breakdown of the Executed Population – Of the 15,269 people officially executed in the US from 1608-2002, 97.6% were men (most common gender), 81.8% committed murder (most common crime), 61.3% were hanged (most common execution method), 50.5% were Black (most common race), 44% were aged 20-29 (most common age range), 11.5% were slaves (most common occupation), and 8.9% were from Virginia (most common state). Our 10 charts and graphs illustrate the largest US death penalty study ever done and break down all executions by variables such as race, occupation, state, age, crime committed, and more.