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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 Population

General Characteristics of
June 30, 2001 Prison Population

TOTAL 72,007 100.0%
Gender
Male
67,762
94.1%
Female
4,245
5.9%
Race
White
31,308
43.5%
Black
38,852
54.0%
Other
1,847
2.6%
Age
17 & Under
395
0.5%
18-24
13,079
18.2%
25-34
23,632
32.8%
35-49
28,725
39.9%
50-59
4,720
6.6%
60+
1,452
2.0%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0
37,667
52.3%
1
14,241
19.8%
2
8,501
11.8%
3
5,394
7.5%
4+
6,198
8.6%


Primary Offense
of Prison Population
Drug (17.9%), Violent (54.4%), Property (21.5%), Other (6.2%)

Missing = 39
* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition: actual physical harm or threat of physical harm, or a reasonable probability existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.

Prison Population Over Five Years
Rose from 64,713 in 1997 to 72,007 in 2001

Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter
10,448
14.5%
34.6 years
27.1
Sexual Offenses
7,988
11.1%
22.3 years
31.6
Robbery
10,026
13.9%
18.1 years
25.4
Violent Personal Offenses
8,655
12.0%
10.3 years
29.1
Burglary
11,857
16.5%
11.5 years
28.1
Theft/Forgery/Fraud
5,371
7.5%
5.3 years
31.6
Drug Offenses
12,878
17.9%
6.1 years
31.2
Weapons
1,881
2.6%
8.2 years
30.3
Other
2,864
4.0%
5.6 years
32.4
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.


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