Last updated on: 8/30/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

UPDATED: Forms of Execution in the United States, 1977 – 2009

UPDATED: Forms of Execution in the United States, 1977 – 2009. Between 1977 and 2009, 1,188 people were executed in the US. 1,016 (85%) were executed by lethal injection and 156 (13.1%) were electrocuted. 672 (56.6%) of those executed were white and 411 (34.6%) were black. Read more about the forms of execution in the US, and see our chart documenting the executions by method and race.