The Wahington Post GovBeat blog posts, "Four decades of death penalty executions by year, state, race and gender, in 1 chart," by Niraj Choksh.
We’ve written a lot about execution, but found the chart below by Alex Pudlin particularly efficient in conveying the variety of statistics related to its implementation in recent decades. Since 1976, white defendants have been executed more than any other racial or ethnic group. Texas has executed five times more individuals than second-ranked Oklahoma and, nationwide, death penalty executions peaked in 1999.
Thanks to Pudlin, who works in urban planning and creates charts as a hobby, for creating this chart and allowing us to republish it. The chart does not include Ringo’s execution.
The Los Angeles Times publishes,"Executions in the U.S. since 1976," by Kyle Kim, Thomas Suh Lauder, which contains a series of infographics.
The death penalty has long been a source of controversy in the United States. The practice has come under increased scrutiny across the country after botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona renewed calls for officials to either abolish capital punishment or to improve its procedures.
Here are a few key facts about capital punishment in the U.S.
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