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06. Prison System
16. Persons sentenced for Robbery (percentage)
It refers to the total number of persons who received a sentence for Robbery and are held in Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions, for that sentence, as a PERCENTAGE of the total number of persons held [(Total of persons sentenced for robbery *100)/Total of persons sentenced]
“ROBBERY” is defined as “Unlawfully taking or obtaining property with the use of force or threat of force against a person with intent to permanently or temporarily withhold it from a person or organization”.
INCLUSIONS: “Robbery” includes theft with violence from the person (04011): mugging; bag-snatching with force; banditry; dacoity; robbery of valuables or goods in transit (04012); robbery of a car or vehicle in transit from the person operating the vehicle or its passengers (040121); of an establishment or institution (04013); of livestock (04014), and other acts of robbery involving the use of force or threat of force against a person (0409)
EXCLUSIONS: “Robbery” does not include Burglary (0501), Theft (0502) and other acts only against property (05) without the use of force or threat of force against a person, as pick pocketing; assaults and threats (0201); possession of stolen goods or money (07049); receiving, handling, disposing, selling or trafficking stolen goods (07049); using stolen parts for producing other goods: car-rebirthing (07049); concealment of stolen goods (0704); property damage (0504); kidnapping (02022); demanding a particular course of action through a written or verbal threat (02051)
[Sources: ICCS, UNODC, 2015, p.54. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf;
UN-CTS Survey 2016]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina201349 
Bahamas2012340 
Barbados20085 
Belize------ 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil201227 
Canada------ 
Chile------ 
Colombia201326 
Costa Rica------ 
Dominica20128 
Dominican Republic201119 
Ecuador200431 
El Salvador201316 
Grenada------ 
Guatemala201123 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201131 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico200983 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama201235 
Paraguay------ 
Peru201225 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20128 
Saint Lucia20124 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago20113 
United States201013 
Uruguay201240 
Venezuela201128 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20120 
02. Caribbean20120 
03. Central America20120 
04. North America20120 
05. South America20120 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).