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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Age of Prison Admissions
Ranges from 13 to 83 in FY 2002-03

  • 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 83 years old when admitted to prison for aggravated battery.

  • Their average age was 32.3 years and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 25-29 (16.5%).

  • Women who were admitted this year were typically about two years older than the men who were admitted (33.9 versus 32.1).

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, most were from Miami-Dade County (12.0%) and sentenced for a drug (26.6%) or sexual (16.3%) or property (16.2%) crime.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 15.2% were from Broward County and most were sentenced for robbery (27.0%) or burglary (21.9%).

Average Age at Admission
Rose from 31.0 in 97-98 to 32.3 in 02-03

Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 2002-03)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 and Below 37 3 83 3 4 0 130 0.5% 0.5%
17 76 3 166 10 4 0 259 0.9% 1.3%
18 215 6 338 8 6 1 574 2.0% 3.3%
19 372 17 504 29 20 3 945 3.3% 6.6%
20 502 31 685 37 24 7 1,286 4.5% 11.1%
21 530 32 671 40 30 6 1,309 4.5% 15.6%
22 568 41 692 37 22 2 1,362 4.7% 20.3%
23 473 56 631 39 20 3 1,222 4.2% 24.5%
24 487 42 647 49 22 5 1,252 4.3% 28.9%
25 to 29 1,954 222 2,265 180 111 20 4,752 16.5% 45.3%
30 to 34 1,993 311 1,781 219 105 14 4,423 15.3% 60.6%
35 to 39 1,803 306 1,700 231 86 19 4,145 14.4% 75.0%
40 to 44 1,630 261 1,405 179 62 11 3,548 12.3% 87.3%
45 to 49 904 110 926 111 41 6 2,098 7.3% 94.5%
50 to 54 456 35 394 32 17 6 940 3.3% 97.8%
55 to 59 199 21 126 5 7 2 360 1.2% 99.0%
60 to 64 112 4 51 2 5 0 174 0.6% 99.6%
65 to 69 53 1 12 0 0 0 66 0.2% 99.9%
70 and Over 30 0 6 0 1 0 37 0.1% 100.0%
TOTAL 12,394 1,502 13,083 1,211 587 105 28,882 100.0% 100.0%
AVERAGE 33.1 34.4 31.1 33.4 32.2 32.6 32.3    
MEDIAN 32 34 29 33 31 32 31    

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