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Capital Punishment, 2006 - Statistical Tables

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Table 16. Number of persons executed by race, Hispanic origin, and method, 1977-2006

Method of execution Number of persons executed
White*   Black*   Hispanic   American Indian* Asian*
     Total 609   359   75   8   6  
Lethal injection 515   287   73   7   6  
Electrocution 81   69   2   1   0  
Lethal gas 8   3   0   0   0  
Hanging 3   0   0   0   0  
Firing squad 2   0   0   0   0  
*Excludes persons of Hispanic origin.
Source: National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS-8).
   See also Methodology.
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