U.S. execution rate

per 100,000 people, 1640–2010

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US execution rate3.363.283.203.123.032.952.872.792.702.622.542.462.372.292.212.122.041.961.881.791.711.831.942.062.182.292.412.532.652.762.882.722.562.392.232.071.911.751.591.431.261.311.361.411.451.501.551.591.641.691.731.671.601.531.461.401.331.261.191.121.061.131.201.271.341.411.481.551.621.681.751.711.661.621.571.531.481.431.391.341.301.301.311.321.331.341.351.351.361.371.381.341.301.261.231.191.151.111.071.041.000.970.950.920.900.870.850.820.790.770.740.750.760.770.780.790.790.800.810.820.830.850.860.880.900.920.940.960.981.001.021.000.980.970.950.930.920.900.890.870.850.820.780.740.700.660.620.590.550.510.470.460.440.430.420.400.390.370.360.350.330.320.310.310.300.290.280.270.260.250.240.250.260.270.280.290.300.310.320.340.350.330.320.310.300.290.280.270.260.250.240.230.230.220.220.210.200.200.190.190.180.190.190.200.200.200.210.210.220.220.230.220.210.210.200.200.190.180.180.170.160.160.160.160.160.160.150.150.150.150.150.150.150.160.160.160.170.170.170.170.180.180.170.170.170.170.170.170.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.160.150.150.140.140.130.130.130.120.120.110.110.110.110.110.110.120.120.120.120.120.120.120.120.120.120.130.130.130.130.130.130.120.120.120.120.110.110.110.100.100.090.090.090.080.080.070.070.060.060.050.050.050.040.040.040.040.030.030.030.030.030.020.020.020.020.020.020.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.020.02

The number of people executed per 100,000 persons in the population.

Source: Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature (New York: Penguin Group, 2011). Pg. 151.