China tops the bill

Amnesty International says that worldwide executions in 2016 dropped by 37% compared to 2015, totalling “at least” 1,032.

And the US fell out of the top five biggest executioners for the first time since 2006.

On the other hand no one really knows what the total was, because China – the world’s biggest executioner by far, it’s believed – doesn’t publish accurate figures.