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Date: 03/31/13 03:37 PM

19 Responses to 10 Countries With The Most Executions

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    Link: 10 Countries With The Most Executions - Crime and punishment can be deadly in these 10 countries.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Kinda jumped a bit on the last two
    Congrats USA you in the middle
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    Those numbers don`t appear to be per capita. I wonder how ranking would go then?
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Crappy music. Also, this is a list. It shouldn`t have even been in video format.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    I oppose the death penalty because I simply do not believe the government is competent to be given that kind of power over its citizens.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    @SmagBoy: Math is your friend!

    China: 1.3 Billion / 1300 = 1 per million
    Iran: 77 million / 333 = 4.32
    Saudi Arabia: 30 million / 84 = 2.8
    USA: 315 million / 44 = 0.14
    Pakistan: 180 million / 34 = 0.19
    Vietnam: 88 million / 12 = 0.136
    North Korea: 24 million / 21 = 0.875

    So China slips down several notches just because they have a huge population...
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4890 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    Thanks, 5Cats! I was wondering the same thing but was too lazy to look up the numbers.
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    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    I somehow knew it would be China before it ended.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2013 at 12:26 am
    I call bullpoo on the North Korea figure
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 1, 2013 at 1:08 am
    Pretty close correlation between number of executions and `would not want to dratting live there.`
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2013 at 3:03 am
    Thank you, 5Cats! :-) Same as broizfam, I can do the math but didn`t see the population numbers. :-)
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 8:57 am
    Wonder where the USA would be without Texas...
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2013 at 10:41 am
    Too lazy to do your own research?

    In 2012, there were 43 executions in the U.S., 15 in Texas, 28 in the rest of the country. Therefore SEVENTH, between North Korea (21) and Yemen (30), is "where the USA would be without Texas..." (at least in this marginally accurate listing).
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33110 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 10:45 am
    You`re welcome @SmagBoy and @broizfam! It made me curious, and you know about cats and curiosity, eh?

    List Of Countries By Population
    Wiki has AMAZING lists of... stuff! Lots of stuff!
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    artmunki Male 30-39
    176 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    The per-capita figures are absolutely irrelevant to this list, as it`s only listing the actual number of executions carried out (or at least, the official figures available; I`m also rather dubious about the accuracy of any figures from North Korea). But if you do want to argue a lower place for the US on this list by using a per-capita figure, in order to be comparitively accurate with the other nations in the list that figure would have to be drawn from the population of the states which maintain active death penalties, not the population of the whole country. All of the citizens of the other countries on the list are potentially subject to a death sentence, but a significant proportion of US citizens are not subject to such penalties unless they move.
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    Issame Female 30-39
    112 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    What entertains me is that no one`s considering the fact that our country, as well as several others, have habits of beating/murdering/making people disappear without the official "execution" tag. If we look at deaths by government, police and military persons, I bet those numbers would *drastically* shift.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    April 4, 2013 at 12:30 am
    I wonder what you have to do to be sentenced to death in China... look at someone the wrong way?
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    April 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    If you really believe that North Korea only averages 21 executions a year, you are naive. They report that many and the commies at Amnesty International swallow it whole.

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