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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 Population

Category June 30, 2008
Total Population 98,192 100.0%
Gender
Male 91,304 93.0%
Female 6,888 7.0%
Race
White 45,514 46.4%
Black 48,918 49.8%
Other 3,760 3.8%
Current Age
17 & Under 302 0.3%
18-24 14,281 14.5%
25-34 30,568 31.1%
35-49 38,898 39.6%
50-59 10,946 11.2%
60+ 3,197 3.3%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 52,733 53.7%
1 19,902 20.3%
2 10,796 11.0%
3 6,279 6.4%
4+ 8,474 8.6%
Data Unavailable 8  

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

Primary Offense

Drug (20,071;20.5%), Violent* (48,804;49.7%), Property (20,256;20.6%), Other (8,995;9.2%)
Data unavailable = 66
* 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.


Prison Population on June 30
Compared Over Five Years

Rose from 81,974 in 2004 to 98,192 in 2008


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 12,296 12.5% 35.7 27.8
Sexual Offenses 10,442 10.6% 22.1 32.4
Robbery 11,755 12.0% 19.4 26.4
Violent Personal Offenses 12,020 12.3% 10.8 30.3
Burglary 14,073 14.3% 12.1 29.5
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 8,042 8.2% 4.7 33.9
Drug Offenses 20,071 20.5% 5.9 32.6
Weapons 2,908 3.0% 7.8 30.1
Other 6,519 6.6% 4.7 34.7
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.
Data unavailable = 66