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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 85 in FY 2005-06

  • 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 85 years old when admitted to prison for racketeering.

  • Their average age was 33.5 years, and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 20-25 (23.9%).

  • The average age of women who were admitted this year was a little over one year older than men (34.6 versus 33.3).

  • Of the inmates over the age of 49 at admission, Hillsborough County sentenced the most, 235 or 9.1% of the total admissions population.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 14.9% were from Palm Beach County, and most were sentenced for robbery (31.0%) or violent (26.4%) crimes.

Average Age at Admission
Rose from 32.2 in 01-02 to 33.5 in 05-06

Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 2005-06)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 and Below 22 2 61 2 0 0 87 0.2% 0.2%
17 66 0 123 4 6 2 201 0.6% 0.8%
18 151 11 263 8 17 2 452 1.3% 2.1%
19 351 27 490 16 29 2 915 2.6% 4.7%
20-25 3,250 391 4,121 314 267 34 8,377 23.9% 28.6%
26 to 29 1,966 322 2,188 224 146 14 4,860 13.8% 42.4%
30 to 34 2,294 377 2,036 225 164 27 5,123 14.6% 57.0%
35 to 39 2,153 487 1,669 209 117 20 4,655 13.3% 70.3%
40 to 44 2,154 423 1,738 268 95 21 4,699 13.4% 83.7%
45 to 49 1,463 245 1,197 146 60 12 3,123 8.9% 92.6%
50 to 54 717 86 676 49 37 2 1,567 4.5% 97.0%
55 to 59 332 30 235 8 13 1 619 1.8% 98.8%
60 to 64 157 9 79 2 9 0 256 0.7% 99.5%
65 to 69 60 2 31 0 4 0 97 0.3% 99.8%
70 and Over 50 2 15 0 0 0 67 0.2% 100.0%
TOTAL 15,186 2,414 14,922 1,475 964 137 35,098 100.0% 100.0%
AVERAGE 34.4 35.1 32.3 33.8 31.9 32.7 33.5
MEDIAN 33 35 30 33 30 32 32