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Number of executions worldwide 2019

This statistic shows the number of executions worldwide in 2019. In 2019, at least 251 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.

Number of executions worldwide in 2019

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Release date

April 2020



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Supplementary notes

*The actual figures are likely to be higher according to Amnesty International.
**The figure is estimated to be in the several thousands. 1,000 is a place holder.
The exact figures for North Korea are unknown and therefore has been excluded.

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