Mapping the Death Penalty

This map does a good job of showing the types of countries that use the death penalty and those that don't.

The US is in great company! China, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, etc. Almost every country with decent human rights standards has eliminated the death penalty. What is really crazy is the number of people executed in China (as much as 80% of the global total). Of course these numbers make countries with death squads look good - as they don't show up in the total.

Blue - Abolished for all crimes
Green - Abolished for crimes not committed in exceptional circumstances (such as crimes committed in time of war)
Orange - Legal form of punishment but not used in the last 10 years (or has a moratorium in effect).
Red - Legal form of punishment for certain offenses