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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 83 in FY 2004-05

  • The youngest person admitted to state prison this fiscal year was 14 years old at the time the crime was committed (14 years at admission), and the oldest was 83 years old when admitted to prison for drugs manufacture/sale/purchase.

  • Their average age was 33.2 years and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 25-29 (17.7%).

  • The average age of women who were admitted this year was over one year older than men (34.4 versus 33.0).

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, Broward County sentenced the most (182, 10.2% of the total).

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 13.4% were from Hillsborough County and most were sentenced for robbery (33.2%) or burglary (19.9%).

Average Age at Admission
Rose from 31.0 in 97-98 to 33.2 in 04-05

Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 2004-05)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 and Below 22 0 60 2 0 0 84 0.3% 0.3%
17 61 2 109 4 1 1 178 0.6% 0.8%
18 164 11 288 8 19 1 491 1.5% 2.3%
19 356 24 500 20 16 0 916 2.8% 5.2%
20 483 40 575 28 46 1 1,173 3.6% 8.8%
21 513 51 614 44 27 2 1,251 3.9% 12.7%
22 558 63 691 40 44 5 1,401 4.4% 17.1%
23 520 74 678 39 42 5 1,358 4.2% 21.3%
24 493 73 671 39 41 5 1,322 4.1% 25.4%
25 to 29 2,248 354 2,701 222 153 17 5,695 17.7% 43.1%
30 to 34 2,161 354 1,876 244 133 22 4,790 14.9% 57.9%
35 to 39 2,024 407 1,619 217 109 21 4,397 13.7% 71.6%
40 to 44 1,969 366 1,553 231 73 8 4,200 13.0% 84.6%
45 to 49 1,292 207 1,150 121 46 7 2,823 8.8% 93.4%
50 to 54 590 54 579 38 28 8 1,297 4.0% 97.4%
55 to 59 264 22 194 14 8 0 502 1.6% 99.0%
60 to 64 125 10 62 0 1 0 198 0.6% 99.6%
65 to 69 52 1 21 0 2 0 76 0.2% 99.8%
70 and Over 36 0 13 0 3 0 52 0.2% 100.0%
TOTAL 13,931 2,113 13,954 1,311 792 103 32,204 100.0% 100.0%
AVERAGE 34.1 34.6 32.0 34.2 31.6 33.5 33.2    
MEDIAN 33 35 30 34 30 33 32    

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