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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Age of Prison Admissions Ranges from 14 to 85

  • 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 lewd/lascivious behavior.

  • The average age of inmates was 33.4 years, and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 20-25 (23.5%).

  • The average age of women who were admitted this year was a little over one year older than men (35.4 versus 33.8).

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, Hillsborough County sentenced the most, 305 or 8.9%.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 19.3% were from Palm Beach County, and most were sentenced for robbery (37.8%) or other violent (27.4%) crimes.

Average Age at Admission Compared Over Five Years
Rose from 32.7 in 03-04 to 33.4 in 07-08

Age at Admission
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
16 and Below 19 0 111 2 3 0 135 0.3% 0.3%
17 73 2 214 4 15 0 308 0.8% 1.1%
18 223 11 388 17 24 2 665 1.6% 2.7%
19 490 28 713 34 49 3 1,317 3.2% 5.9%
20-25 3,776 483 4,636 323 417 24 9,659 23.6% 29.5%
26 to 29 2,427 402 2,677 260 208 26 6,000 14.6% 44.1%
30 to 34 2,384 420 2,322 251 202 11 5,590 13.6% 57.7%
35 to 39 2,367 478 1,848 231 155 21 5,100 12.4% 70.1%
40 to 44 2,305 469 1,682 245 120 20 4,841 11.8% 81.9%
45 to 49 1,842 325 1,501 196 81 11 3,956 9.6% 91.5%
50 to 54 1,004 140 827 80 45 8 2,104 5.1% 96.6%
55 to 59 431 39 344 17 22 2 855 2.1% 98.7%
60 to 64 185 15 111 9 14 0 334 0.8% 99.5%
65 to 69 83 1 30 1 2 0 117 0.3% 99.8%
70 and Over 57 0 14 0 2 0 73 0.2% 100.0%
TOTAL 17,666 2,813 17,418 1,670 1,359 128 41,054 100.0% 100.0%
AVERAGE 35.1 35.8 32.6 34.8 31.8 34.6 33.4
MEDIAN 34 36 30 34 29 34 32