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06. Prison System
29. Persons sentenced for drug related offences (Males)
“PERSONS HELD WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES (MALES)” means the total of Male 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------ 
Argentina20032,861 
Bahamas------ 
Barbados2012106 
Belize------ 
Bolivia20091,962 
Brazil2012123,214 
Canada------ 
Chile20146,422 
Colombia201413,962 
Costa Rica20112,236 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic------ 
Ecuador20141,783 
El Salvador201447 
Grenada2014177 
Guatemala------ 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras------ 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico20142,484 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama20122,993 
Paraguay2012135 
Peru201110,702 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago2014790 
United States2013186,000 
Uruguay2009641 
Venezuela------ 
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).