At least 1,032 people were executed in 2016, according to a new Amnesty International report published this month.
The report, which has the most available stats on executions around the world, found that the number of executions was an estimated 37% lower than in 2015. However, that number doesn’t include thousands of undocumented deaths — mostly carried out in China.
Because not every country releases information on their government’s use of the death penalty, the figures in this map are the minimum numbers, but are most likely to be higher.
To accommodate this, a “+” is added to countries that probably have more executions than the base number Amnesty International was able to confirm. You can read more about the research here.
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