Number of death sentences worldwide in 2017

Number of death sentences worldwide in 2017 This statistic shows the number of death sentences worldwide in 2017. As of 2017, at least 621 people were sentenced to death in Nigeria.
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Number of death sentences
China**1,000
Nigeria621
Egypt*402
Bangladesh*273
Sri Lanka218
Pakistan *200
India109
Zambia94
Thailand75
Iraq*65
Indonesia*47
United States41
Malaysia*38
Viet Naem*35
Algeria*27
Tunisia*25
Somalia*24
DR Congo*22
Kenya*21
Sierra Leone21
Sudan*16
Palestine (Hamas authorities, Gaza)16
Morocco/Western Sahara*15
Kuwait*15
Bahrain15
Singapore15
Lebanon*12
Zimbabwe11
Afghanistan*11
Mali10
Jordan*10
Trinidad and Tobago9
Ghana7
Tanzania*5
United Arab Emirates5
Yemen*5
Belarus*4
Botswana4
Japan3
Libya*3
Taiwan3
Gambia3
Guyana3
Equatorial Guinea2
Maldives2
Myanmar*2
Laos*1
Saudi Arabia*1
Qatar1
Brunei Darussalam1
Number of death sentences
China**1,000
Nigeria621
Egypt*402
Bangladesh*273
Sri Lanka218
Pakistan *200
India109
Zambia94
Thailand75
Iraq*65
Indonesia*47
United States41
Malaysia*38
Viet Naem*35
Algeria*27
Tunisia*25
Somalia*24
DR Congo*22
Kenya*21
Sierra Leone21
Sudan*16
Palestine (Hamas authorities, Gaza)16
Morocco/Western Sahara*15
Kuwait*15
Bahrain15
Singapore15
Lebanon*12
Zimbabwe11
Afghanistan*11
Mali10
Jordan*10
Trinidad and Tobago9
Ghana7
Tanzania*5
United Arab Emirates5
Yemen*5
Belarus*4
Botswana4
Japan3
Libya*3
Taiwan3
Gambia3
Guyana3
Equatorial Guinea2
Maldives2
Myanmar*2
Laos*1
Saudi Arabia*1
Qatar1
Brunei Darussalam1
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This statistic shows the number of death sentences worldwide in 2017. As of 2017, at least 621 people were sentenced to death in Nigeria.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* The actual figures are likely to be higher, according to Amnesty International.
**The figure is in the several thousands. 1000 is a place holder.
There is no exact data available on the number of death sentences in North Korea and Iran. Therefore, they have be excluded from the graph.

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