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06. Prison System
06. Juveniles Held
"JUVENILES Held" means the total number of juveniles held in Prisons, Penal institutions, Correctional institutions or detention centers for juveniles on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal minors held for administrative purposes, including juvenile persons held pending investigation into their immigration status or juvenile foreign citizens without a legal right to stay.
In the law a “JUVENILE” means a minor who is not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. “Juvenile” is a minor or person who is of certain minimum age but still under the age of legal competence. The minority is determined according to what each country’s legislation establishes; however, a majority of countries establish that a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18. Therefore an individual charged with a crime who is between the minimum age established by the country’s legislation and (in most cases) 18, is considered a juvenile.


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda201210 
Argentina20111,375 
Bahamas2011101 
Barbados201461 
Belize201269 
Bolivia20121,874 
Brazil201220,023 
Canada20131,019 
Chile20141,575 
Colombia20131,795 
Costa Rica2014234 
Dominica20129 
Dominican Republic2010526 
Ecuador2014505 
El Salvador20141,360 
Grenada20145 
Guatemala2012900 
Guyana2013148 
Haiti2011266 
Honduras2011274 
Jamaica2014239 
Mexico20144,365 
Nicaragua2011153 
Panama20131,265 
Paraguay2013293 
Peru20131,454 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20124 
Saint Lucia20125 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines200666 
Suriname200592 
Trinidad and Tobago2014151 
United States20145,200 
Uruguay2013577 
Venezuela2008887 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas201198,686 
02. Caribbean20111,964 
03. Central America20112,556 
04. North America201167,341 
05. South America201126,825 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).