TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Top Five Execution States

August 6, 2013 – Which states in the U.S. are the top five for number of executions since 1608?

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, the five states which carried out the most executions from 1608 to the present are:

  • Virginia – 1,386;
  • Texas – 1,247;
  • New York – 1,130;
  • Pennsylvania – 1,043; and
  • Georgia – 1,000.
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