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06. Prison System
28. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (percentage)
“PERSONS HELD WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES (PERCENTAGE)" 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, as a PERCENTAGE of the total of sentenced persons held [(Persons sentenced for drug related offences drugs * 100) / Total of sentenced persons held].
“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------ 
Argentina201112 
Bahamas------ 
Barbados201212 
Belize------ 
Bolivia201124 
Brazil201225 
Canada200016 
Chile201416 
Colombia201415 
Costa Rica201123 
Dominica20127 
Dominican Republic201127 
Ecuador20149 
El Salvador20140 
Grenada201435 
Guatemala20114 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201110 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico20141 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama201223 
Paraguay20122 
Peru201223 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20123 
Saint Lucia20123 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201211 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago201427 
United States20139 
Uruguay201212 
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).