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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, 2002 Prison Population

TOTAL 73,553 100.0%
Gender
Male 69,164 94.0%
Female 4,389 6.0%
Race
White 32,384 44.0%
Black 39,239 53.3%
Other 1,930 2.6%
Age
17 & Under 306 0.4%
18-24 12,872 17.5%
25-34 23,673 32.2%
35-49 29,850 40.6%
50-59 5,299 7.2%
60+ 1,553 2.1%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 38,568 52.4%
1 14,658 19.9%
2 8,553 11.6%
3 5,405 7.3%
4+ 6,365 8.7%
Data Unavailable 4  


Primary Offense
of Prison Population

Drug (18.2%), Violent (54.1%), Property (23.1%), Other (6.4%)
Data Unavailable = 65
* 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 on June 30

Rose from 66,280 in 1998 to 73,553 in 2002


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 10,552 14.4% 34.9 years 27.2
Sexual Offenses 8,277 11.3% 22.1 years 31.7
Robbery 10,056 13.7% 18.5 years 25.5
Violent Personal Offenses 8,867 12.1% 10.5 years 29.3
Burglary 11,655 15.9% 11.9 years 28.3
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,710 7.8% 5.1 years 32.1
Drug Offenses 13,383 18.2% 6.2 years 31.2
Weapons 2,020 2.7% 8.2 years 30.7
Other 2,968 4.0% 5.7 years 32.4
Data Unavailable: 65
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.


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