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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Elderly (50 or Older) Admissions

Category FY 2008-09
Elderly Admissions 3,412 100.0%
Gender
Male 3,093 90.7%
Female 319 9.3%
Race
White 1,890 55.4%
Black 1,444 42.3%
Other 78 2.3%
Age at Admission
50-55 2,288 67.1%
56-60 712 20.9%
61-65 274 8.0%
66-70 86 2.5%
71-75 37 1.1%
76+ 15 0.4%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 1,425 42.2%
1 538 16.0%
2 378 11.2%
3 298 8.8%
4+ 735 21.8%
Data unavailable = 38

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


Type of Offense
Violent (922) is 26.7% | Drug (1,053) is 30.5% | Property (877) is 25.4% | Other (596) is 17.3%

Data Unavailable = 38

* 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 existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.

 


Elderly Inmate Admissions Compared Over Five Years
Rose from 2,125 in 04-05 to 3,414 in 08-09


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age at
Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 77 2.3% 24.9 57.5
Sexual offenses 285 8.4% 13.8 58.6
Robbery 97 2.9% 9.8 54.6
Violent Personal offenses 412 12.2% 4.2 55.3
Burglary 345 10.2% 5.0 54.4
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 583 17.3% 2.8 54.6
Drug offenses 984 29.2% 3.0 54.8
Weapons 122 3.6% 3.5 55.3
Other 469 13.9% 2.4 55.3
Data unavailable = 38
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.