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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Community Corrections

Offender Population

Approximately 23% of offenders are on supervision for the commission of a violent offense and 12% have spent time in prison.

An offender is placed under supervision by a sentencing authority (a court or Florida Parole Commission) and must abide by conditions of supervision. Violation of these conditions may result in revocation and imposition of any sentence which may have been imposed before placing the offender on supervision (including prison) or a return to prison in the case of prison release.

Offender Population Chart

Category Population on June 30, 2009
Total Community
Supervision Population
157,222 100.0%
Gender
Male 119,239 75.8%
Female 37,983 24.2%
Race
White 97,989 62.3%
Black 50,166 31.9%
Other 9,044 5.8%
Data Unavailable 23  
Age on June 30, 2009
17 & Under 419 0.3%
18-24 36,403 23.2%
25-34 45,871 29.2%
35-49 51,927 33.0%
50-59 16,598 10.6%
60+ 6,004 3.8%
Prior Supervision Commitments
0 97,574 62.1%
1 32,675 20.8%
2 13,385 8.5%
3 6,512 4.1%
4+ 6,990 4.5%
Data Unavailable 86  


Type of Offense Chart

Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age
at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 2,212 1.4 15.1 28.6
Sexual offenses 6,545 4.2 9.9 34.5
Robbery 4,990 3.2 6.2 23.9
Violent Personal offenses 22,952 14.6 3.8 31.5
Burglary 15,505 9.9 3.7 25.9
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 42,040 26.8 3.7 31.5
Drug offenses 42,186 26.8 2.9 31.3
Weapons 3,701 2.4 3.0 29.0
Other 17,004 10.8 2.7 34.4
Data Unavailable: 87
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

Type of Offense

Type of Offense:  Property - 57,545 or 36.6%; Drug - 42,186 or 26.8%; Violent - 37,058 or 23.6%; Other - 20,346 or 12.9%; Data Unavailable = 87

Population of June 30 Compared Over Five Years

Offender Population increased from 144,229 in 2005 to 157,222 in 2009.  It decreased slightly from 2008 (158,079) to 2009 (157,222).

A Thank You Note

To Whom It May Concern:

I’d like to personally thank all Florida State Correctional personnel as well as Correctional Probation Senior Officer K. Duff for their professional expertise, guidance, support and concern with regard to my probation. It is because of their unwavering duty, I am a successful case with a bright restorative future. I’d like it to be duly noted I am sincerely and genuinely thankful for the services I received. Thanks to all for a job well-done! Truly.

DC# (redacted)
(Never to be heard from thankfully/gratefully again!!)

Most sincerely,
(name redacted)