The North Carolina Database of US Executions
Frank R. Baumgartner
Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Since the re-establishment of judicial executions in the US in 1976, over 1,200 individuals have been executed in the United States. This web site makes available information about each of them, their victims, the county in which they were sentenced, the dates and locations of their trials, and other information.


The dataset is designed to be freely distributed for any purpose. It was collected using public sources with the help of undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina including BJ Dworak, Matt Nolan, Linden Wait, and Amber Clifford.


The dataset is available as a simple Excel spreadsheet. Click here to download.


Variables are explained in the codebook, which is a five-page PDF document. Click here to download.


Please cite any usage of the data as follows:


Baumgartner, Frank R.  2011. The North Carolina Database of US Executions.  Electronic database and codebook.  Retreived from: http://www.unc.edu/~fbaum/Innocence/executions.htm   retrieved on [date].


Please notify Frank Baumgartner if you find any errors or locate additional information that may be added to the database. To the extent possible I will maintain the database on a regular basis. Note that the Death Penalty Information Center and other public sources may be faster to update for the most recent executions.


Currently, the database is up to date through June 26, 2011.


This web page last updated: June 29, 2011.