Number of executions worldwide in 2017

Number of executions worldwide in 2017 This statistic shows the number of executions worldwide in 2017. In 2017, at least 507 people were executed in Iran.
The figures represent minimum values according to Amnesty International. The actual figures may be higher. Some countries intentionally conceal their death penalty practices while others do not maintain accurate records on the number of death sentences and executions carried out.
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Number of executions
China **1,000
Iran*507
Saudi Arabia146
Iraq*125
Pakistan*60
Egypt*35
Somalia24
United States23
Jordan15
Singapore8
Kuwait7
Bangladesh6
Palestine (Hamas authorities, Gaza)6
Afghanistan5
South Sudan4
Malaysia*4
Japan4
Bahrain3
Belarus*2
Yemen*2
United Arab Emirates1
Number of executions
China **1,000
Iran*507
Saudi Arabia146
Iraq*125
Pakistan*60
Egypt*35
Somalia24
United States23
Jordan15
Singapore8
Kuwait7
Bangladesh6
Palestine (Hamas authorities, Gaza)6
Afghanistan5
South Sudan4
Malaysia*4
Japan4
Bahrain3
Belarus*2
Yemen*2
United Arab Emirates1
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This statistic shows the number of executions worldwide in 2017. In 2017, at least 507 people were executed in Iran.
The figures represent minimum values according to Amnesty International. The actual figures may be higher. Some countries intentionally conceal their death penalty practices while others do not maintain accurate records on the number of death sentences and executions carried out.
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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.
The exact figures for North Korea and Viet Nam are unknown and therefore the countries are excluded.

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