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05. Prisons
02. Adults Held in Prisons (rate)
"ADULTS HELD IN PRISONS (RATE)" means the rate of adults held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal prisoners held for administrative purposes, including persons held pending investigation into their immigration status or foreign citizens without a legal right to stay.
RATES are calculated per 100,000 inhabitants. Some countries with less than 100,000 inhabitants have their rates presented for comparison purpose.
[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016].
For population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Web: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda2012406 
Argentina2013151 
Bahamas2012430 
Barbados2014305 
Belize2012482 
Bolivia2013142 
Brazil2012273 
Canada2013105 
Chile2014271 
Colombia2014238 
Costa Rica2014286 
Dominica2012382 
Dominican Republic2012244 
Ecuador2014148 
El Salvador2014451 
Grenada2014480 
Guatemala2013108 
Guyana2013264 
Haiti201395 
Honduras2014168 
Jamaica2014133 
Mexico2014180 
Nicaragua2012146 
Panama2014381 
Paraguay2014166 
Peru2014232 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2013717 
Saint Lucia2012316 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2012376 
Suriname2010192 
Trinidad and Tobago2014238 
United States2014698 
Uruguay2014279 
Venezuela2012161 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas2012386 
02. Caribbean2012181 
03. Central America2012210 
04. North America2012552 
05. South America2012224 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).