Dramatic rise in number of global executions

Last Modified: Thu Jul 21 2016 12:35:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,634
    estimated number of people executed in 2015 as per Amnesty International. (The numbers exclude China, where these data remain a state secret, although Amnesty said thousands were almost certainly killed there in 2015 by the government).
  • 54%
    Increase on the number of executions in 2014.
  • 89%
    of all executions happened in 3 countries: Iran (977), Pakistan (326) and Saudi Arabia (158).
  • 96
    countries that have some form of death penalty.