25 Things That Will Surprise You About Capital Punishment

Although most countries have abolished it and it goes against the UN charter on human rights, several countries still practice it, notably China, India, Indonesia and the United States. These are 25 things that will surprise you about capital punishment.

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Most countries in the world have abolished capital punishment

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The majority of executions take place in 5 countries - China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, and the United States

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Executing a criminal costs between 2 to 5 times more than keeping them in prison for the rest of their life

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States and countries that have the death penalty actually have significantly higher violent crime rates

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The primary reason for keeping the death penalty is not cost effectiveness or deterring crime, rather it is public opinion

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