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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 2003-04 Prison Releases

Releases by Offense Type
Violent* = 32.3% (9,408); Property = 29.0% (8,434); Drug = 28.3% (8,229); Other = 10.4% (3,011)
* 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 of FY 2003-04 Prison Releases
Category Fiscal Year 2003-04
Total Releases 29,082 100.0%
Gender
Male 26,199 90.1%
Female 2,883 9.9%
Race
White 13,485 46.4%
Black 14,889 51.2%
Other 708 2.4%
Age at Release
17 & Under 49 0.2%
18-24 5,680 19.5%
25-34 9,379 32.3%
35-49 11,706 40.3%
50-59 1,822 6.3%
60+ 446 1.5%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 15,549 53.5%
1 5,939 20.4%
2 3,190 11.0%
3 1,897 6.5%
4+ 2,502 8.6%
Missing 5


Prison Releases Over Five Years
1999-00 = 24,317; 2000-01 = 26,805; 2002-03 = 26,599; 2003-04 = 29,082


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 804 2.8% 16.8 39.1
Sexual offenses 1,499 5.2% 8.8 39.0
Robbery 2,467 8.5% 7.7 32.3
Violent Personal offenses 4,113 14.1% 4.2 34.4
Burglary 4,458 15.3% 4.6 33.0
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 4,344 14.9% 2.4 35.4
Drug offenses 8,229 28.3% 2.8 34.5
Weapons 893 3.1% 3.6 34.1
Other 2,275 7.8% 2.3 35.7
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

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