, The United States
, Crime & Punishment Statistics
, The Middle East
Amnesty International 2014 report: "Death Sentences and Executions 2012".
Data is top 5 countries with the most state sponsored executions for the year 2012. Data was gathered by Amnesty International from various sources including official statistics (where available), non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, human rights defenders, the media and field research. The figures used here are the largest that can safely be drawn from Amnesty International's research, however AI emphasizes that the true execution figures can be and often are significantly higher. Some states intentionally conceal death penalty proceedings, others do not keep or make available statistics on the numbers of death sentences and executions. + indicates that the figure Amnesty
International has calculated is a
minimum. Where + is not preceded by a
number, it indicates that there were
executions but that it was not possible to
specify a figure.