Numbers: May 14, 2007

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

1,010 Estimated number of people who were executed in China in 2006, according to public reports. But credible sources suggest that the total is closer to 8,000

25 Number of countries that held executions in 2006, compared with 40 a decade ago. The U.S. is one of only five democracies that still impose the death penalty

PROFILING

9.5% Percentage of African Americans--compared with 8.8% of Hispanics and 3.6% of whites--who are likely to be searched after being pulled over by police. African Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to be arrested

26% Percentage of white people...

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