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. <p>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.<p>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.
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.<p> Nineteen of the 50 American states currently have laws allowing the execution of 16- and 17-year-old offenders. <p>According to <a href= http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/juveniles/countries.html>Amnesty International</a>, five countries â€“ China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Pakistan, and the U.S.A. â€“ 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. <p>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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Yes, the best way to help them is to kill them. It is the least expensive and most reliable way.
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
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
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
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.
Any male who seriouly harms or kills a woman should be put to death.
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.
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Your data is incorrect. There have been no executions in Taiwan since 2005.
If you look at the source information it says that the statistics are based on the year 2007. Hope this helps.