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April 30, 2015

Number of countries that have abolished the death penalty by year

Filed under: Uncategorized — ckrao @ 11:36 am

The graph below is generated from data at this Wikipedia page.

By 1978 only 20 or so countries had abolished the death penalty but over 80 countries have followed suit since. Around 36 countries still retain capital punishment in law and practice with the remaining 50+ countries inactive in its use.



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