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06. Prison System
27. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences
"PERSONS HELD WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES” means the total number of persons who received a sentence for drug use, possession and/or traffic, and is held in a Prison, Penal institution or Correctional institution, for that sentence.
“DRUG USE/POSSESSION” means “Unlawful possession, purchase or use of controlled drugs for personal consumption”.
“DRUG TRAFFICKING” means “Unlawful offering, offering for sale, distribution, sale, delivery,brokerage, dispatch, dispatch in transit, transport, importation, exportation, cultivation, production, manufacture, extraction or preparation of controlled drugs or precursors not in connection with the use or possession of drugs for personal consumption.
“Controlled drugs” are narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances scheduled as such under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended, and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
“Precursors” are substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as defined in the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
[Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, pp.63-64, incl. footnote 98. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina20117,123 
Bahamas------ 
Barbados2012124 
Belize------ 
Bolivia20112,686 
Brazil2012138,198 
Canada20005,700 
Chile20147,778 
Colombia201416,626 
Costa Rica20112,788 
Dominica201219 
Dominican Republic20116,002 
Ecuador20142,163 
El Salvador201459 
Grenada2014180 
Guatemala2011482 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20111,227 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico20142,653 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama20123,395 
Paraguay2012175 
Peru201214,204 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201213 
Saint Lucia201217 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201246 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago2014877 
United States2013208,000 
Uruguay20121,167 
Venezuela201113,880 
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).