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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 13 to 88 in FY 2001-02

  • The youngest person admitted to state prison this fiscal year was twelve years old at the time the crime was committed (and 13 years old when he was admitted to prison), and the oldest was 88 years old when admitted to prison.

  • Their average age was 32.2 years and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 25-29 (15.9%), though the 35-39 age group was close behind at 15.6%.

  • Women who were admitted this year were typically about one and a half years older than the men who were admitted.

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, most were from Miami-Dade County (11.2%) and sentenced for a drug (28.2%) or violent (14.7%) personal offenses.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 14.5% were from Broward County and most were sentenced for robbery (24.4%) or burglary (22.2%).

Average Age at Admission

Rose from 30.6 in 96-97 to 32.2 in 01-02


Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 2001-02)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 & Below 25 1 84 5 2 0 117 0.4% 0.4%
17 81 2 183 10 3 1 280 1.1% 1.5%
18 198 7 314 16 10 3 548 2.1% 3.6%
19 363 23 552 17 14 3 972 3.7% 7.4%
20 490 27 598 27 18 7 1,167 4.5% 11.8%
21 491 41 621 42 18 3 1,216 4.7% 16.5%
22 465 31 632 36 21 5 1,190 4.6% 21.1%
23 422 35 584 31 23 2 1,097 4.2% 25.3%
24 373 31 500 39 14 3 960 3.7% 29.0%
25 to 29 1,603 189 2,070 188 68 15 4,133 15.9% 44.8%
30 to 34 1,780 242 1,663 199 58 16 3,958 15.2% 60.0%
35 to 39 1,810 289 1,621 259 65 23 4,067 15.6% 75.6%
40 to 44 1,466 171 1,398 162 46 15 3,258 12.5% 88.2%
45 to 49 785 93 752 82 31 9 1,752 6.7% 94.9%
50 to 54 401 37 325 21 13 5 802 3.1% 98.0%
55 to 59 189 10 110 4 4 0 317 1.2% 99.2%
60 to 64 71 4 36 1 1 0 113 0.4% 99.6%
65 to 69 39 0 19 4 1 0 63 0.2% 99.9%
70 and Over 33 0 6 0 0 0 39 0.1% 100.0%
TOTAL 11,085 1,233 12,068 1,143 410 110 26,049 100.0% 100.0%
AVERAGE 33.1 34.0 31.0 33.1 31.8 32.8 32.2    
MEDIAN 32.0 34.0 29.0 33.0 31.0 32.0 31.0    

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