NGO report

The Death Penalty in 2010: Year End Reports

By Death Penalty Information Center, on 1 January 2010

The death penalty continued to be mired in conflict in 2010, as states grappled with an ongoing controversy over lethal injections, the high cost of capital punishment, and increasing public sentiment in favor of alternative sentences. Executions dropped by 12% compared with 2009, and by more than 50% since 1999. The number of new death sentences was about the same as in 2009, the lowest number in 34 years. —– For other DPIC year end reports (from 1995 – 2009) please visit:

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition,