Click here to see the Amnesty International Report on executions worldwide for 2010.
Click here to see how the numbers breakdown since 1991.
There are very different populations in those countries. Why wouldn't you show RELATIVE number of executions? Let say per every 1000 or 1000000 of population. I suspect order in that list would change little bit.
Is there any data to show a break down by ethnicity of the 46 people executed in the U.S.A. ?
Re the CNN Global Death Penalty broadcast and statistics, it would be helpful to present each nation's # of executions as a ratio of executions per 100,000 population, for easy country comparisons. For example. the US, with a population of 313 million, had a total of 46 executions in 2010, which translates to 1.46 people per 100,000. Saudia Arabia had fewer documented executions, 27, but with a population of only 26 million translates to 10 executions per 100,000. This is almost 7 times the execution rate of the U.S. (Fyi, I'm personally opposed to capital punishment.)
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