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06. Prison System
22. Persons sentenced for Homicide (percentage)
"PERSONS SENTENCED FOR HOMICIDE (PERCENTAGE)" 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, as a PERCENTAGE of the total number of persons held [(Total number of sentenced persons held for Homicide *100) / Total of sentenced persons held].
"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------ 
Argentina201126 
Bahamas200823 
Barbados20124 
Belize20064 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil201022 
Canada------ 
Chile20149 
Colombia201428 
Costa Rica20122 
Dominica201210 
Dominican Republic201182 
Ecuador201415 
El Salvador20140 
Grenada------ 
Guatemala------ 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201138 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico20123 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama201262 
Paraguay201229 
Peru20143 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201221 
Saint Lucia201225 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201216 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago20140 
United States20139 
Uruguay201235 
Venezuela201153 
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).