Which country executes the most?

In absolute numbers, China, which is not a big surprise, given its huge population:

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Source: https://www.statista.com/chart/4634/china-is-still-the-worlds-top-executioner/

If we instead look at the issue taking into account the population size of each country, we get quite a different ranking:

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Source: I divided the executions reported in the first graph by the population of each state, the figures of which I retrieved on the English Wikipedia.

Iran is first with 1.23 executions per 100000 inhabitants, followed by Saudi Arabia with 0.51. All the other countries lag behind.

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