Although California has not executed a death-row inmate since January 2006, Arizona has ramped up its once dormant system over the past two years. Here is a breakdown of executions nationally:

2011 and 2012 execution totals

  • Texas: 28

  • Arizona: 10

  • Oklahoma: 8

  • Mississippi: 8

  • Ohio: 8

  • Alabama: 6

  • Florida: 5

  • Georgia: 4

  • South Dakota: 2

  • Delaware: 2

  • Idaho: 2

  • Virginia: 1

  • South Carolina: 1

  • Missouri: 1

  • California: 0

  • Total: 86

  • California death row: 729 inmates

  • Arizona death row: 123 inmates

    Source: Death Penalty Information Center, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Arizona Department of Corrections

    Howard Mintz covers legal affairs. Contact him at 408-286-0236 or follow him at Twitter.com/hmintz.



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