The Death Penalty Worldwide

 Abolitionist for all crimes

Retentionist

Abolitionist in practice

Abolitionist for ordinary crimes only


Source: Amnesty International


Key Figures

109

Abolitionist countries

Countries whose law does not provide for the death penalty for any crime.
55

Retentionist countries

Countries whose law provides for the death penalty for ordinary crimes.
624

Number of executions 2021

Number of executions recorded in 2021, possibly lower than the reality due to the secrecy surrounding executions in some countries.
32 994

Individuals detained on death row

The generic term "death row" refers to all persons on death row awaiting the death penalty.

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