Counties with most executions
More than half of the executions carried out in the U.S. since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 stem from murder cases in just 2 percent of the nation’s counties representing 15 percent of the population, according to a new study by the Death Penalty Information Center.
The map below shows the 62 counties that accounted for 686 executions during that period. Click on a county to view more information. Zoom in on the map for a closer look.
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Reporting by Tom Beyerlein | Map by Kyle Nagel |