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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

General Characteristics of
June 30, 2006 Prison Population

Category June 30, 2006
Inmates in Prison 6/30/06 88,576 100.0%
Gender
Male 82,360 93.0%
Female 6,216 7.0%
Race
White 40,932 46.2%
Black 44,674 50.4%
Other 2,970 3.4%
Current Age
17 & Under 221 0.3%
18-24 12,874 14.5%
25-34 27,965 31.6%
35-49 36,337 41.0%
50-59 8,727 9.9%
60+ 2,451 2.8%
Data Unavailable 1  
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 47,020 53.1%
1 18,062 20.4%
2 9,865 11.1%
3 5,849 6.6%
4+ 7,770 8.8%
Data Unavailable 10

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.

Primary Offense
of Prison Population

Drug (17,886;20.2%), Violent* (44,785;50.6%), Property (18,422;20.8%), Other (7,445;8.4%)
* 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 existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.


Prison Population on June 30
Over Five Years

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


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 11,370 12.8% 35.9 27.8
Sexual offenses 9,765 11.0% 21.7 32.2
Robbery 10,614 12.0% 19.9 26.4
Violent Personal offenses 10,843 12.3% 10.8 30.2
Burglary 12,864 14.5% 12.2 29.2
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 7,375 8.3% 4.8 33.1
Drug offenses 17,886 20.2% 5.9 32.1
Weapons 2,365 2.7% 8.1 30.7
Other 5,456 6.2% 4.7 33.8
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.