Last updated on: 8/18/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

UPDATED: Forms of Execution in the United States, 1977 – 2008

UPDATED: Forms of Execution in the United States, 1977 – 2008. From 1977 through 2008, 84.9% of executions were by lethal injection and 13.6% by electrocution. 57.1% of persons executed were white, 34.3% were black, and 7.4% were Hispanic. Read more about the number and method of executions in the US as well as the race of those executed.