Number of executions

estimated minimum, 2004–2017

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    2004 Ranking
    1. China 3,400.00
    2. Iran 159.00
    3. Vietnam 64.00
    4. United States 59.00
    2017 Ranking
    1. China 1,000.00
    2. Iran 507.00
    3. Saudi Arabia 146.00
    4. Iraq 125.00
    5. Pakistan 60.00
    6. Egypt 35.00
    7. Somalia 24.00
    8. United States 23.00
    9. Jordan 15.00
    10. Singapore 8.00
    11. Kuwait 7.00
    12. Bangladesh 6.00
    13. West Bank and Gaza 6.00
    14. Afghanistan 5.00
    15. Malaysia 4.00
    16. Japan 4.00
    17. South Sudan 4.00
    18. Bahrain 3.00
    19. Yemen 2.00
    20. Belarus 2.00
    21. United Arab Emirates 1.00
    22. Vietnam 1.00
    23. North Korea 1.00

    This indicator covers the judicial use of the death penalty. Information is collected from a variety of sources, including official figures; information from individuals sentenced to death, and their families and representatives; reporting by other civil society organizations; and media reports. The figures are minimum figures, meaning that the number of executions, new death sentences, and people under sentence of death is likely to be higher.

    Source: Amnesty International