- Associated Press - Sunday, May 3, 2015

The death penalty has been on the decline in Virginia and nationally. The numbers of death sentences, followed by the number of executions annually in Virginia since 1998:

- 1998: Death sentences, 9. Executions, 13.

- 1999: Death sentences, 7. Executions, 14.

- 2000: Death sentences, 8. Executions, 8.

- 2001: Death sentences, 4. Executions, 2.

- 2002: Death sentences, 3. Executions, 4.

- 2003: Death sentences, 6. Executions, 2.

- 2004: Death sentences, 2. Executions, 5.

- 2005: Death sentences, 1. Executions, 0.

- 2006: Death sentences, 2. Executions, 4.

- 2007: Death sentences, 1. Executions, 0.

- 2008: Death sentences, 0. Executions, 4.

- 2009: Death sentences, 1. Executions, 3.

- 2010: Death sentences, 0. Executions, 3.

- 2011: Death sentences, 2. Executions, 1.

- 2012: Death sentences, 0. Executions, 0.

- 2013: Death sentences, 0. Executions, 1.

- 2014: Death sentences, 0. Executions, 0.

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Source: Death Penalty Information Center

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