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5. Prisons
5.1.2.x Adults Held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions (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: Data are provided by Member States through the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS).
For population data: 2019 Revision of World Population Prospects. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Web: https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/

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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda2012401.11 
Argentina2019224.73 
Bahamas2019405.40 
Barbados2019271.08 
Belize2019506.41 
Bolivia2019158.15 
Brazil2019357.87 
Canada2018102.10 
Chile2019238.08 
Colombia2019245.94 
Costa Rica2019324.92 
Dominica2019708.33 
Dominican Republic2016161.09 
Ecuador2019225.92 
El Salvador2019590.56 
Grenada2019388.39 
Guatemala2019144.68 
Guyana2019259.90 
Haiti201395.22 
Honduras2019221.89 
Jamaica2019127.51 
Mexico2018154.32 
Nicaragua2019270.75 
Panama2019417.64 
Paraguay2019217.80 
Peru2019293.90 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2019500.00 
Saint Lucia2019277.60 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019743.24 
Suriname2019218.24 
Trinidad and Tobago2015532.77 
United States2019629.09 
Uruguay2019334.16 
Venezuela2012164.38 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas2012386.21 
02. Caribbean20200.00 
03. Central America20200.00 
04. North America20200.00 
05. South America20200.00 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).