Numbers: Nov. 13, 2006

1,770 Number of people known to have been executed in China last year--81% of the world's total. The true number is a state secret but is thought to be much higher because executions are not always disclosed. To reduce capital punishment, China's government last week said the Supreme Court would review all death sentences

68 Crimes that carry the death penalty in China, including tax evasion and drug smuggling

51% Growth in college and grad-school enrollment among minorities in the U.S. from 1993 to 2003--the most recent year for which data are available--due largely to the Hispanic population boom

3.4% Increase...

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