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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

Florida Prison Population
Jumps 3.6% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 84,901 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2005. The following tables and charts will detail the characteristics of these inmates. Other fiscal years are also featured to illustrate trends.

  • The number of inmates in prison rose 37.0% over the last 10 years from: 61,992 in June 1995 to 84,901 in June 2005. There was a 19.2% rise in inmate population since 2000 and a 3.6% increase since last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2005 are male (79,221 or 93.3%) and Black (43,306 or 51.0%). However, the percentage of Black inmates in prison is decreasing (56.1% in June 1995 to 51.0% in June 2005).

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (20.1%), burglary (14.8%), murder/manslaughter (13.1%), robbery (12.4%), and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.2%).

  • On June 30, 2005, 475 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 439 in 2001.

Inmate Population on
June 30, 1995-2005
Rose from 61,992 in 1995 to 84,901 in 2005


Inmates Incarcerated on June 30
(per 100,000 Florida Population)
Rose from 439 in 2001 to 475 in 2005


This section of the 2004-05 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the15 page section (962K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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