NOTE: Table includes only states with the legal authority for use of the death penalty for some part of this period.
aAlabama data include only 1990-1998 because homicide rates were not available for 1999.
bFlorida data include only 1990 and 1992-1996 because homicide rates were not available for 1991 and 1997-1999.
cKansas data include only 1991-1992 because homicide rates were not available for 1993-1999.
dMontana data include only 1991, 1992, and 1995 because homicide rates were not available for 1993 and 1994.
eNew Hampshire data include only 1990-1996 and 1998-1999 because homicide rates were not available for 1997.
SOURCES: Data on executions from Espy and Smykla (2004), data on death sentences from Death Penalty Information Center (2010a), data on homicides from Bureau of Justice Statistics (2009).