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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

Age of Prison Admissions
Ranges from 14 to 86 in FY 2003-04

  • The youngest person admitted to state prison this fiscal year was twelve years old at the time the crime was committed (and 14 years old when he was admitted to prison), and the oldest was 86 years old when admitted to prison for aggravated battery.

  • Their average age was 32.7 years and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 25-29 (16.9%).

  • Women who were admitted this year were typically about two years older than the men who were admitted (34.6 versus 32.5).

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, most were from Broward County had the most (137, 8.6% of the total) and sentenced for a drug (442, 27.8%), property (258, 16.2%) or sexual (208, 13.1%) crime.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 14.6% were from Hillsborough County and most were sentenced for robbery (28.8%) or burglary (24.6%).

Average Age at Admission
Rose from 31.0 in 97-98 to 32.7 in 03-04

Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 2003-04)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 and Below 14 1 54 2 0 0 71 0.2% 0.2%
17 63 0 135 3 7 0 208 0.7% 0.9%
18 187 9 249 10 17 0 472 1.5% 2.4%
19 375 19 561 19 16 2 992 3.1% 5.5%
20 533 36 707 37 41 1 1,355 4.2% 9.7%
21 529 53 725 43 41 5 1,396 4.4% 14.1%
22 558 52 712 56 35 4 1,417 4.4% 18.5%
23 588 44 713 46 47 3 1,441 4.5% 23.0%
24 517 63 696 51 37 0 1,364 4.3% 27.3%
25 to 29 2,147 273 2,585 201 163 15 5,384 16.9% 44.2%
30 to 34 2,127 349 1,945 231 133 14 4,799 15.0% 59.3%
35 to 39 2,017 410 1,756 254 89 14 4,540 14.2% 73.5%
40 to 44 1,870 311 1,609 231 82 13 4,116 12.9% 86.4%
45 to 49 1,063 166 1,041 124 33 8 2,435 7.6% 94.0%
50 to 54 574 53 460 56 19 3 1,165 3.7% 97.7%
55 to 59 243 28 155 8 7 2 443 1.4% 99.1%
60 to 64 100 6 60 4 4 1 175 0.5% 99.6%
65 to 69 58 1 22 1 3 0 85 0.3% 99.9%
70 and Over 27 2 9 0 0 0 38 0.1% 100.0%
TOTAL 13,590 1,876 14,194 1,377 774 85 31,896 100.0% 100.0%
AVERAGE 33.5 34.9 31.5 34.1 30.9 34.4 32.7    
MEDIAN 33 35 29 34 29 34 31    

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