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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 4.3% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 88,576 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2006. 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 20.4% over the last 5 years from 73,553 in June 2002 to 88,576 in June 2006. There was a 4.3% increase since last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2006 are male (82,360 or 93.0%) and black (44,674 or 50.4%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (53.3% in June 2002 to 50.4% in June 2006).

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (20.2%), burglary (14.5%), murder/manslaughter (12.8%), violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.3%), and robbery (12.0%).

  • On June 30, 2006, 481 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 440 in 2002.

Inmate Population on June 30, 2002 - 2006

Rose from 73,553 in 2002 to 88,576 in 2006


Inmates Incarcerated on June 30
(per 100,000 Florida Population)

Rose from 440 in 2002 to 481 in 2006


This section of the 2005-06 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the14 page section (761K PDF file) for printing or viewing.