We’re bad, when it comes to executions, but we’re significantly less bad than Saudi Arabia.
DeathPenaltyInfo.org gives the tally: 35 last year, 39 the year before, 43 each the two before that; 46, 52, 37. There were big spikes in 1999 and 2000 – 98 and 85 respectively.
Our population is larger than that of Saudi Arabia – theirs is 28.3 million, ours is 318.9 million.
But then there’s the issue of the race of the people executed…
Then compare that to the race of the victims.