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06. Prison System
21. Persons sentenced for Homicide
"PERSONS SENTENCED FOR HOMICIDE" means the total number of persons who received a sentence for Homicide and is held in adult and/or juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions, for that sentence.
"SENTENCED PERSONS HELD" refers to persons held in adult and/or juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions after a first instance decision or a final decision on their case has been made by a competent authority. This includes sentenced persons with a final decision, persons held who are awaiting the outcome of an appeal in respect of verdict or sentence or who are within the statutory limits for appealing, and persons held who have been convicted but who have not received a sentence yet.
[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina20117,840 
Bahamas2008210 
Barbados201223 
Belize200655 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil201263,066 
Canada------ 
Chile20143,174 
Colombia201421,234 
Costa Rica2012167 
Dominica201220 
Dominican Republic20116,422 
Ecuador20141,952 
El Salvador201426 
Grenada------ 
Guatemala20113,677 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20112,295 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico20124,106 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama20123,084 
Paraguay2012654 
Peru20141,195 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201245 
Saint Lucia201285 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201245 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago20145 
United States2013165,600 
Uruguay20121,073 
Venezuela20118,945 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas------ 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America------ 
04. North America------ 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).