A map of executions around the world

The Guardian has prepared an interactive map showing the number of executions and death penalty sentences — based on reported or estimated executions — around the world. The numbers are based on the annual report of this practice from Amnesty International.

China scores highest, if that’s the right word, but the actual number of executions there is unknown. The U.S. is the only country among the G7 richer nations to still perform executions and has relatively high numbers per capita compared to other countries that still execute criminals. As usual, this is just a capture so go to the link for the map.

The Guardian

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