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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Age of Prison Admissions Ranges
from 14 to 80 in FY 2000-01

  • The youngest person admitted to state prison this fiscal year was 14 years old and the oldest was 80 years old when admitted to prison.

  • Their average age was 31.9 years and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 25-29 (16.1%), though the 30-34 age group was close behind at 15.9%.

  • Women who were admitted this year were typically about two years older than the men who were admitted.

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, most were from Broward county (10.1%) and sentenced for a drug (26.6%) or sex (15.2%) crime.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 14.3% were from Miami-Dade County and most were sentenced for burglary (24.8%) or robbery (23.3%).
Average Age at Admission
Rose from 30.4 in 95-96 to 31.9 in 00-01


Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 2000-01)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 & Below
44
0
101
8
1
0
154
0.6%
0.6%
17
100
2
167
13
6
0
288
1.1%
1.7%
18
205
6
376
13
6
3
609
2.4%
4.1%
19
407
20
539
21
14
0
1,001
3.9%
8.0%
20
470
22
677
39
22
4
1,234
4.8%
12.8%
21
449
27
640
41
15
4
1,176
4.6%
17.3%
22
386
44
613
29
18
3
1,093
4.2%
21.6%
23
377
29
541
35
23
5
1,010
3.9%
25.5%
24
403
34
489
40
21
7
994
3.9%
29.4%
25 to 29
1,605
170
2,087
166
81
22
4,131
16.1%
45.4%
30 to 34
1,780
249
1,730
238
68
17
4,082
15.9%
61.3%
35 to 39
1,754
301
1,636
224
50
19
3,984
15.5%
76.8%
40 to 44
1,300
178
1,410
154
35
16
3,093
12.0%
88.8%
45 to 49
738
85
735
72
25
6
1,661
6.5%
95.3%
50 to 54
369
18
286
14
10
1
698
2.7%
98.0%
55 to 59
176
12
92
5
4
3
292
1.1%
99.1%
60 to 64
73
2
46
2
3
0
126
0.5%
99.6%
65 to 69
43
2
16
0
1
0
62
0.2%
99.8%
70 and Over
32
0
11
0
0
0
43
0.2%
100.0%
TOTAL
10,711
1,201
12,192
1,114
403
110
25,731
100.0%
100.0%
AVERAGE
32.9
34.1
30.8
32.6
31.1
32.4
31.9
 
 
MEDIAN
32.0
34.0
29.0
31.0
29.0
32.0
31.0
 
 


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