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Capital Punishment History

Executions in Maryland: A Statistical Profile 1923 to Present

CATEGORY NUMBER PERCENT
By Gender
Males Executed
85 (100%)
Females Executed
0 (0%)
By Race
White
20 (23%)
Black
65 (77%)
By Method
Executed by Hanging
76 (91.5%)
Executed by Lethal Gas
4 (5.0%)
Executed by Lethal Injection
5 (3.5%)
By Crime
Executed for Murder
58 (67%)
Executed for Rape
27 (33%)


JURISDICTIONS Murder Rape Total
Allegany Co. 2 0 2
Anne Arundel Co. 2 2 4
Baltimore Co. 10 1 11
Calvert Co. 0 0 0
Caroline Co. 0 0 0
Carroll Co. 2 0 2
Cecil Co. 0 2 2
Charles Co. 1 0 1
Dorchester Co. 6 3 9
Frederick Co. 1 0 1
Garrett Co. 0 0 0
Harford Co. 0 0 0
Howard Co. 0 0 0
Kent Co. 0 0 0
Montgomery Co. 1 4 5
Prince George's Co. 3 4 7
Queen Anne's Co. 0 0 0
St. Mary's Co. 0 0 0
Somerset Co. 0 1 1
Talbot Co. 0 3 3
Washington Co. 1 0 1
Wicomico Co. 1 0 1
Worcester Co. 4 0 4
          Counties 32 20 52
          Baltimore City 24 7 31
          TOTAL 58 27 85