How Many Woman Have Been Executed in the United States?


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There have been 571 documented executions of women in the United States as of 2012. The first was in 1632. Executions of women have made up about 2.9 percent of all executions in the United States since 1608.

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Executions of women have been especially rare in modern times. There have been 53 executions of women in the United States since 1900, and 15 executions of women since 1976. While women account for about 10 percent of all murder arrests, they account for only 2.1 percent of all death sentences and 0.9 percent of all people executed in the modern era. As of 2014, women made up about 1.88 percent of all prisoners on death row.

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