The United States is the only developed country where the death penalty is applied, Report informs, citing foreign media sources.

According to the American portal , which has been keeping statistics since the return of capital punishment in 1976, 1,582 people were executed in the country by January 3, injections were used in most cases (1,402), hanging and execution were less often resorted to (3 cases each).

In 2023, 24 executions were carried out, and the maximum number of death sentences was carried out in 1999–98. Texas is the leader among the states in terms of the number of people executed—586 people. Currently, 2,333 people are awaiting execution in the United States, most of them in California (665). 196 people sentenced to capital punishment since 1973 have had their cases reviewed and were acquitted.