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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, 2003 Prison Population

Category June 30, 2003
Inmates in Prison 6/30/03 77,316 100.0%
Gender
Male 72,520 93.8%
Female 4,796 6.2%
Race
White 34,588 44.7%
Black 40,583 52.5%
Other 2,145 2.8%
Current Age
17 & Under 298 0.4%
18-24 13,372 17.3%
25-34 24,685 31.9%
35-49 31,264 40.4%
50-59 5,928 7.7%
60+ 1,763 2.3%
Missing 6  
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 40,818 52.8%
1 15,377 19.9%
2 8,836 11.4%
3 5,464 7.1%
4+ 6,811 8.8%
Missing 10  


Primary Offense
of Prison Population Drug (14,689;19.0%), Violent (40,950;53.0%), Property (16,412;21.2%), Other (5,243;6.8%)
Data Unavailable = 22
* 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 10,656 13.8% 35.1 27.3
Sexual offenses 8,516 11.0% 22.1 31.7
Robbery 10,277 13.3% 18.7 25.7
Violent Personal offenses 9,415 12.2% 10.5 29.6
Burglary 11,997 15.5% 11.8 28.6
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 6,186 8.0% 4.9 32.3
Drug offenses 14,689 19.0% 6.0 31.3
Weapons 2,131 2.8% 8.1 30.4
Other 3,427 4.4% 5.5 32.2
Data Unavailable: 22
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

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