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06. Prison System
31. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (Females)
“PERSONS HELD WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES (FEMALES)” means the total of Female 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------ 
Argentina20111,711 
Bahamas------ 
Barbados201218 
Belize------ 
Bolivia2009505 
Brazil201223,148 
Canada------ 
Chile20141,356 
Colombia20142,664 
Costa Rica2011552 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic------ 
Ecuador2014380 
El Salvador201412 
Grenada20143 
Guatemala2004113 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras2004205 
Jamaica2005150 
Mexico2014126 
Nicaragua2004329 
Panama2012402 
Paraguay201240 
Peru20122,684 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago201420 
United States201322,000 
Uruguay2013205 
Venezuela20121,694 
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).