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Capital Punishment, 2007 - Statistical Tables

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Table 16. Number of persons executed by race, Hispanic origin, and method, 1977-2007

Method of
execution
  Number of persons executed
      White   Black   Hispanic  American
Indian*
  Asian*
Total 631 373 81   8   6  
Lethal injection   536 301 79   7   6  
Electrocution   82 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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