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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 Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics
of FY 2004-05 Prison Releases

Releases by Offense Type
Violent* = 31.4% (9,898); Property = 28.8% (9,071); Drug = 28.7% (3,521); Other = 11.2% (3,521)
* 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 2004-05 Prison Releases
Category Fiscal Year 2004-05
Total Releases 31,537 100.0%
Gender
Male 28,301 89.7%
Female 3,236 10.3%
Race
White 14,683 46.6%
Black 16,059 50.9%
Other 795 2.5%
Age at Release
17 & Under 33 0.1%
18-24 5,703 18.1%
25-34 10,331 32.8%
35-49 12,863 40.8%
50-59 2,154 6.8%
60+ 453 1.4%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 16,846 53.4%
1 6,388 20.3%
2 3,426 10.9%
3 2,127 6.7%
4+ 2,745 8.7%
Missing 5  


Prison Releases Over Five Years
2000-01 = 26,805; 2001-02 = 26,299; 2002-03 = 26,599; 2003-04 = 29,082; 2004-05 = 31,537


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 815 2.6% 16.8 39.0
Sexual offenses 1,568 5.0% 8.1 38.7
Robbery 2,603 8.3% 7.5 32.5
Violent Personal offenses 4,388 13.9% 3.5 35.1
Burglary 4,621 14.7% 4.7 33.3
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 4,826 15.3% 2.4 35.7
Drug offenses 9,047 28.7% 2.7 34.9
Weapons 880 2.8% 3.7 34.8
Other 2,789 8.8% 2.2 36.1
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

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