Methods of Execution

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Infographic source: Time.com

Lethal Injection (Most common method)

Number of Executions since 1976: 1262

States that use this method: 33 states, US military and US Government

Electrocution

Number of Executions since 1976: 158

States that use this method: 8 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, [Oklahoma], South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia (all have lethal injection as primary method).

Gas Chamber

Number of Executions since 1976: 11

States that use this method: 5 states – Arizona, California, Missouri, [Wyoming], [Oklahoma] (all have lethal injection as primary method).

Hanging

Number of Executions since 1976: 3

States that use this method: 3 states – Delaware, New Hampshire, Washington (all have lethal injection as primary method).

Firing Squad

Number of Executions since 1976: 3

States that use this method: 2 – [Oklahoma], Utah  (all have lethal injection as primary method).

Information sourced from Death Penalty Information 

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