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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

General Characteristics
of FY 2002-03 Admissions

TOTAL ADMISSIONS 28,882 100.0%
Gender
Male 26,064 90.2%
Female 2,818 9.8%
Race
White 13,896 48.1%
Black 14,294 49.5%
Other 692 2.4%
Age at Admission
17 & Under 388 1.3%
18-24 7,950 27.5%
25-34 9,175 31.8%
35-49 9,791 33.9%
50-59 1,300 4.5%
60+ 277 1.0%
Missing 1  
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 16,244 56.2%
1 5,798 20.1%
2 2,821 9.8%
3 1,634 5.7%
4+ 2,385 8.3%


Inmate Admissions by Type of Offense
Violent (9,324) is 32.3% | Drug (8,373) is 29.0% | Property (8,135) is 28.2% | Other (3,050) is 10.6%

* 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.



Inmate Admissions Over Five Years
Rose from 23,762 in 98-99 to 28,882 in 02-03


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 894 3.1% 23.2 years 32.6
Sexual Offenses 1,682 5.8% 11.2 years 35.6
Robbery 2,293 7.9% 8.8 years 27.5
Violent Personal Offenses 3,963 13.7% 4.5 years 32.2
Burglary 4,203 14.6% 4.9 years 30.0
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 4,257 14.7% 2.5 years 34.1
Drug Offenses 8,373 29.0% 3.0 years 32.7
Weapons 862 3.0% 3.8 years 31.2
Other 2,355 8.2% 2.6 years 34.1
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

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