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06. Prison System
09. Juveniles Held (Girls)
"JUVENILES Held (Girls)" means the total number of Female juveniles held in Prisons, Penal institutions, Correctional institutions or detention centers for juveniles on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal Female juveniles held for administrative purposes, including Female juveniles held pending investigation into their immigration status or Female juveniles who are foreign citizen without a legal right to stay.
In the law a “JUVENILE” is defined 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 18, is considered a juvenile.


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina201156 
Bahamas20113 
Barbados201426 
Belize20115 
Bolivia2012141 
Brazil20121,001 
Canada2006404 
Chile201481 
Colombia201173 
Costa Rica201414 
Dominica20120 
Dominican Republic200613 
Ecuador201423 
El Salvador2014139 
Grenada20141 
Guatemala201140 
Guyana201178 
Haiti201123 
Honduras201126 
Jamaica201436 
Mexico2014263 
Nicaragua20113 
Panama20138 
Paraguay201312 
Peru201345 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20100 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago200949 
United States2014300 
Uruguay20079 
Venezuela------ 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20119,379 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America2011143 
04. North America20118,837 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).