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06. Prison System
32. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (Females, percentage)
“PERSONS HELD WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES (FEMALES, PERCENTAGE)" means the total number 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, as a PERCENTAGE of the total of sentenced Female persons held [(Female persons sentenced for drug related offences drugs * 100) / Total of sentenced Female 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------ 
Argentina201159 
Bahamas------ 
Barbados201247 
Belize------ 
Bolivia200954 
Brazil201266 
Canada------ 
Chile201438 
Colombia201434 
Costa Rica201173 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic------ 
Ecuador201423 
El Salvador20140 
Grenada2014300 
Guatemala200427 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras200459 
Jamaica200586 
Mexico20141 
Nicaragua200489 
Panama201240 
Paraguay20127 
Peru201269 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago201422 
United States201311 
Uruguay201331 
Venezuela201239 
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).