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Crime > Executions: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

The United States Supreme Court ruled on March 1, 2005 that the execution of criminals who were under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed is unconstitutional. As a result of this ruling, the death sentences of 70 current death row inmates in the country have been rendered invalid.

Nineteen of the 50 American states currently have laws allowing the execution of 16- and 17-year-old offenders.

According to Amnesty International, five countries – China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Pakistan, and the U.S.A. – are known to have executed juvenile offenders since the year 2000. There are also currently juvenile offenders on death row in the Philippines and Sudan.

Of the 18 executions of juveniles known to have taken place since 2000, nine were in the U.S., five were in Iran, and two were in China. Pakistan and the Congo executed one juvenile offender each.

DEFINITION: Number of known executions in the country (Data is for 2007). Because these figures include only documented cases; the true figures are likely to be higher in many countries.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 China 470 executions 2007
2 Iran 317 executions 2007
3 Saudi Arabia 143 executions 2007
4 Pakistan 135 executions 2007
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 100 executions 2007
6 Egypt 48 executions 2007
7 United States 42 executions 2007
8 Iraq 33 executions 2007
9 Taiwan 32 executions 2007
10 Vietnam 25 executions 2007
11 Rwanda 24 executions 2007
12 Sierra Leone 24 executions 2007
13 Afghanistan 15 executions 2007
14 Yemen 15 executions 2007
15 Libya 9 executions 2007
16 Japan 9 executions 2007
17 Jordan 9 executions 2007
18 Sudan 7 executions 2007
19 Syria 7 executions 2007
20 Bangladesh 6 executions 2007
21 Nigeria 6 executions 2007
22 Oman 6 executions 2007
23 Somalia 5 executions 2007
24 Cuba 5 executions 2007
25 Kyrgyzstan 4 executions 2007
26 Equatorial Guinea 3 executions 2007
27 Lebanon 2 executions 2007
28 Zimbabwe 2 executions 2007
29 The Bahamas 2 executions 2007
30 Singapore 2 executions 2007
31 Belarus 1 executions 2007
32 Thailand 1 executions 2007
33 Ethiopia 1 executions 2007
34 Botswana 1 executions 2007
35 Kuwait 1 executions 2007
36 Guatemala 1 executions 2007
37 Indonesia 1 executions 2007
38 Uzbekistan 0.0 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Executions. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Amnesty International. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Executions

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There were 3,797 known executions in 25 countries in 2004, according to Amnesty International. The number of executions is the most in nearly a decade and the second-largest worldwide total in the past 25 years.

Ninety-seven percent of the executions in 2004 took place in China, Iran, Vietnam and the United States. At least 3,400 people were executed in China, more than in all the other countries combined. Iran was second, with 159 known executions, and Vietnam was third, with at least 64. Fifty-nine people were executed in the U.S. last year.

Death sentences were handed out to 7,395 people in 64 countries in 2004. The New York Times said 144 death sentences were handed down in the U.S. last year, the lowest number since 1997.

Posted on 04 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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The United States Supreme Court ruled on March 1, 2005 that the execution of criminals who were under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed is unconstitutional. As a result of this ruling, the death sentences of 70 current death row inmates in the country have been rendered invalid.

Nineteen of the 50 American states currently have laws allowing the execution of 16- and 17-year-old offenders.

According to Amnesty International, five countries – China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Pakistan, and the U.S.A. – are known to have executed juvenile offenders since the year 2000. There are also currently juvenile offenders on death row in the Philippines and Sudan.

Of the 18 executions of juveniles known to have taken place since 2000, nine were in the U.S., five were in Iran, and two were in China. Pakistan and the Congo executed one juvenile offender each.

Posted on 02 Mar 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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Yes the world's richest people are males but honestly, when it all comes down to the core of it, everyone is just human, no real distinction between male and female. We are all vulnerable to everyday temptations in this world. No one is infallable. That's just it.

Posted on 23 Apr 2011

An Intellectual

An Intellectual

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It is notable that most of the countries in this list have 'dodgy' civil rights records. They are not necessarily linked but the death penalty does not seem to go with having a peaceful, democratic society.

Posted on 23 Sep 2010

SK

SK

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If the biggest argument for a person deserving the death penalty is that the victim deserves some form of retribution, then I think it should be the victims responsibility to kill them. If the victim can look the accused in the eyes and still "drop the axe", then I suppose they did have enough anger to justify it. I think it's wrong (and at times unfair to the victim) to have someone else do it.

Posted on 20 Sep 2010

BillyGoat

BillyGoat

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J-Smooth
6th June 2010 Yes, the best way to help them is to kill them. It is the least expensive and most reliable way.

Since almost all violent crime is by males, I would say that yes it is best to kill them before they turn to harming women or children. If they want to kill other males fine but leave women and children alone. If you do not know who committed a violent crime, you will always be safe to look for someone with testicles to find who did it.

Is there any wonder we know women are the superior gender?

Posted on 18 Jul 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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Yes, the best way to help them is to kill them. It is the least expensive and most reliable way.

Posted on 06 Jun 2010

J-Smooth

J-Smooth

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The people that do the worst evils are the sickest and needing the most help. To kill them says that we as humans haven't learned anything yet

Posted on 06 Jun 2010

Bobby

Bobby

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Brad, are you serious. the death penalty is definetaly the right thing to do to certain people. most people who get the penalty deserve it if not more than death! how would you feel if you had a little 6 year old girl and she got raped and killed by a man! how would you feel i know i would want morwe than the death penalty. i would probably not want him to get the penalty i would want to do it myself.

Posted on 11 May 2010

mark . mt shasta high, CA

mark . mt shasta high, CA

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I think that the death penalty is just down right wrong and they should stop it all together or at least make it more easy on the victim and abolish all the cruel and unusal ways they execute people.

Posted on 23 Apr 2010

Brad a High School Student

Brad a High School Student

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If they told the genders of these criminals, you will find that almost all of them were males. And one wonders why we know women are the superior gender.

Posted on 08 Apr 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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Any male who seriouly harms or kills a woman should be put to death.

Posted on 08 Apr 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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It would be interesting to see this table by gender. It would also be interesting to see the crime for which they are executed as I know that in many of these countries, they execute women for minor crimes while they let males go for the same thing. Since males commit most of the crimes it would only be fair that it would be mostly males who are executed for these crimes.

Posted on 08 Apr 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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I propose not to hold back until you get enough amount of money to order goods! You can take the home loans or sba loan and feel yourself fine

Posted on 17 Mar 2010

MartinHolly

MartinHolly

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Your data is incorrect. There have been no executions in Taiwan since 2005.

Posted on 16 Mar 2010

Bill

Bill

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If you look at the source information it says that the statistics are based on the year 2007. Hope this helps.

Posted on 03 Feb 2010

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