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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Florida Prison Population
Up Slightly

Inmate population refers to the 72,007 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2001. The following tables and charts will detail the characteristics of these inmates. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.
  • While the number of inmates in prison rose 55.7% over the last nine years, from 47,012 to 72,007 in June 2001, there was only an 11.3% rise in inmate population over the last five years, and only a one percent increase in the last year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2001 are male (67,762 or 94.1%) and black (38,852 or 54.0%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (58.2% in June 1992 to 54.0% in June 2001.)

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (17.9%), burglary (16.5%), murder/manslaughter (14.5%), robbery (13.9%) and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.0%).

  • On June 30, 2001, 452 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 439 in 1997.
Inmate Population on
June 30, 1992-2001
Rose from 47,102 in 1992 to 72,007 in 2001


Inmates Incarcerated on June 30
(per 100,000 Florida Population)
Rose from 439 in 1997 to 452 in 2001


This section of the 2000-01 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the fifteen-page section (685K PDF file) for printing or viewing.


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