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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 2006-07 Releases

Inmate Releases by Type of Offense
Violent* = 28.0% (9,878); Property = 28.1% (9,927); Drug = 30.0% (10,611); Other = 13.9% (4,921)
* 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 2006-07 Prison Releases
Category Fiscal Year 2006-07
Total Releases 35,337 100.0%
Gender
Male 31,263 88.5%
Female 4,074 11.5%
Race
White 17,299 49.0%
Black 16,979 48.0%
Other 1,059 3.0%
Unknown 0  
Age at Release
17 & Under 39 0.1%
18-24 5,958 16.9%
25-34 11,513 32.6%
35-49 14,197 40.2%
50-59 3,037 8.6%
60+ 593 1.7%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 19,316 54.7%
1 7,152 20.3%
2 3,747 10.6%
3 2,120 6.0%
4+ 2,983 8.5%
Unknown 19

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

Inmates Releases Over Five Years
2002-03 = 26,599; 2003-04 = 29,082; 2004-05 = 31,537; 2005-06= 33,348; 2006-07: 35,337


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 702 2.0% 17.8 40.7
Sexual Offenses 1,611 4.6% 8.5 39.8
Robbery 2,276 6.4% 7.7 33.6
Violent Personal Offenses 4,756 13.5% 3.5 35.3
Burglary 4,858 13.8% 4.3 33.5
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,431 15.4% 2.3 36.3
Drug Offenses 10,611 30.0% 2.6 35.3
Weapons 1,069 3.0% 3.1 34.7
Other 4,023 11.4% 2.0 37.0
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.