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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics
of FY 2002-03 Prison Releases

Releases by Offense Type
Violent* = 34.4% (9,158); Property = 28.9% (7,696); Drug = 27.1% (7,204); Other = 9.6% (2,541)
* 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 exists that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.


General Characteristics
Category FY 2002-03
Total Releases 26,599 100.0%
Gender
Male 24,148 90.8%
Female 2,451 9.2%
Race
White 11,985 45.1%
Black 13,974 52.5%
Other 640 2.4%
Age at Release
17 & Under 35 0.1%
18-24 5,284 19.9%
25-34 8,515 32.0%
35-49 10,818 40.7%
50-59 1,581 5.9%
60+ 366 1.4%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 14,044 52.9%
1 5,542 20.9%
2 2,912 11.0%
3 1,815 6.8%
4+ 2,257 8.5%
Missing 29  


Prison Releases Over Five Years
1998-99 = 23,025; 2000-01 = 26,805; 2002-03 = 26,599


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 878 3.3% 17.8 38.0
Sexual offenses 1,602 6.0% 8.7 38.3
Robbery 2,457 9.2% 7.5 31.9
Violent Personal offenses 3,723 14.0% 3.6 34.3
Burglary 4,240 15.9% 4.8 32.7
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 3,813 14.3% 2.6 35.5
Drug offenses 7,204 27.1% 2.9 34.4
Weapons 804 3.0% 3.5 34.7
Other 1,878 7.1% 2.3 35.8
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

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