China

Current Death Penalty Status: Retentionist

Method of execution: Shooting and Lethal Injection (introduced in 1996)

 

Reported Executions

Reported Death Sentences

2012

+*

+

2011

+

+

2010

+

+

2009

+

+

2008

1718+

7003+

2007

470+

1860+

2006

1010

2790

*In China, statistics on the death penalty considered to be state secrets. Although, thousands are sentenced to death and executed every year (more than the rest of the world put together), the exact number remains unknown.

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