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06. Prison System
08. Juveniles Held (Boys)
"JUVENILES Held (Boys)" means the total number of Male juveniles held in Prisons, Penal institutions, Correctional institutions or detention centers for juveniles on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal Male juveniles held for administrative purposes, including Male juveniles held pending investigation into their immigration status or foreign citizen juveniles without a legal right to stay.
In the law a “JUVENILE” means as a minor who is not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. “Juvenile” is a minor or person who is of certain minimum age but still under the age of legal competence. The minority is determined according to what each country’s legislation establishes; however, a majority of countries establish that a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18. Therefore an individual charged with a crime who is between the minimum age established by the country’s legislation and (in most cases) 18, is considered a juvenile.

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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina20111,319 
Bahamas201198 
Barbados201435 
Belize201155 
Bolivia20121,733 
Brazil201219,022 
Canada20061,614 
Chile20141,494 
Colombia20111,732 
Costa Rica2014220 
Dominica20129 
Dominican Republic2010496 
Ecuador2014482 
El Salvador20141,221 
Grenada20144 
Guatemala2011570 
Guyana2011117 
Haiti2011243 
Honduras2011248 
Jamaica2014203 
Mexico20144,102 
Nicaragua2011150 
Panama20131,257 
Paraguay2013281 
Peru20131,409 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201041 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago2014151 
United States20144,900 
Uruguay2007164 
Venezuela------ 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas201167,952 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America20112,408 
04. North America201160,635 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).