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Death Row Since 1974

Table 1 shows the year-by-year population of death row from 1974 to the present. In the table, "Died" includes all death row prisoners who died by any cause other than execution. This includes deaths by natural causes, accidents, suicide, murder, and death during attempted escape. The "Removed" column counts those prisoners who were removed from death row, including overturned convictions, reduced sentences, commutations, pardons, and transfers to federal custody.

Table 1. Year-By-Year Death Row Population
  Jan. 1
Popu­lation
Executed Died Removed Added
197400109
1975800022
19763000024
19775400220
19787200544
197911101622
1980126001028
1981144011425
1982154101929
1983163021425
198417230423
198518860337
1986216102443
1987243611137
198826230335
198929140529
199031141429
199133150530
1992351121632
19933641721437
1994368140647
1995395191543
199641330339
1997446372435
1998438203442
1999453352548
2000459402230
2001445172231
2002455333436
2003451240229
2004454233725
20054461913115
2006410243311
2007391260815
200837218289
2009353240911
201033117369
201131413188
201230015229
201329016179
2014275100211
201527413272
20162547244
2017245



Total
538472681,098

Figure 1 shows the year-by-year Texas death row population in line graph format. Again, population totals refer to 1 January of the given year.

Figure 1. Texas Death Row Population (click to enlarge)
Texas Death Row Population
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