GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Death Penalty Statistics in 2024

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"Japan executed three people in 2021, maintaining a low and steady number of executions."

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"Amnesty International documented at least 29,500 individuals on death row globally by the end of 2020."

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"Fifty-four countries still retain the death penalty and continue to execute."

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"The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976 after a brief moratorium."

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"Lethal injection is the primary method of execution in the United States."

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"China remains the world’s leading executioner, with thousands of executions carried out annually, although exact figures are state secrets."

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"India carried out four executions in 2020."

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"As of 2021, 144 U.S. death row inmates were exonerated due to wrongful convictions."

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"Indonesia executed one person in 2019."

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"The annual number of executions in Iran is estimated to be at least 246 in 2020."

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"Texas has the highest number of executions since 1976, with over 570 executions."

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"Public support for the death penalty in the U.S. reached a four-decade low in 2020, at around 55% of adults."

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"In 2020, around 483 executions were recorded globally, which was the lowest number in the past decade."

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"Since 1973, more than 180 people have been exonerated and released from death row in the United States."

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"In 2020, Egypt executed at least 107 individuals, the third-highest number in the world."

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"As of 2021, 110 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes."

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"In 2019, the state of California announced a moratorium on executions."

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"In 2020, Saudi Arabia significantly reduced its death penalty executions by 85% compared to 2019."

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"As of 2021, around 2,500 individuals remain on death row in the United States."

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"The United States had 17 executions in 2020."

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