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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Community Corrections

Offender Releases

General Characteristics

Category FY 2008-09
Total Releases 103,392 100.0%
Gender
Males 77,767 75.2%
Females 25,625 24.8%
Race
White 62,878 60.8%
Black 34,974 33.8%
Other 5,533 5.4%
Data Unavailable 7 0.0%
Age At Release
17 & Under 208 0.2%
18-24 26,635 25.8%
25-34 32,295 31.2%
35-49 32,485 31.4%
50-59 9,069 8.8%
60+ 2,700 2.6%
Prior DC Supervision Commitments
0 55,648 53.8%
1 24,098 23.3%
2 10,962 10.6%
3 5,730 5.5%
4+ 6,954 6.7%


Offense Chart

Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length
in Years*
Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 545 0.5% 9.9 28.5
Sexual offenses 1,788 1.7% 7.6 33.4
Robbery 2,480 2.4% 4.7 25.1
Violent Personal offenses 13,879 13.4% 2.8 31.9
Burglary 9,260 9.0% 2.9 26.6
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 24,663 23.9% 2.5 30.8
Drug offenses 33,251 32.2% 2.3 31.2
Weapons 2,510 2.4% 2.3 29.2
Other 15,016 14.5% 2.1 33.6
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer and life are coded as 50 years for calculation of averages.


Top 10 Counties of Releases

County of Supervision Frequency Percent Rank
Hillsborough 10,164 983.00% 1
Broward 9,493 918.00% 2
Miami-Dade 9,138 884.00% 3
Pinellas 6,850 663.00% 4
Orange 6,259 605.00% 5
Polk 4,478 433.00% 6
Palm Beach 3,889 376.00% 7
Brevard 3,549 343.00% 8
Duval 3,141 304.00% 9
Volusia 2,992 289.00% 10
All Others 43,439 42.01  
Total 103,392 100  


A Quote From Assistant Secretary Nimer

“The priorities of a probation officer are multifaceted. First probation officers protect the public by monitoring and enforcing the conditions of supervision. Secondly officers make appropriate referrals to community resources to assist the offender in living a law abiding life.”

Jenny Nimer,
Assistant Secretary of Community Corrections


Did You Know?

Probation officers routinely partner with local law enforcement on surprise offender sweeps. These Planned Compliance Initiatives ensure offenders are abiding by the law and the offenders who are not, are taken into custody.