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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

General Characteristics of Population

Category FY 2008-09
Total Population 100,894 100.0%
Gender
Male 93,857 93.0%
Female 7,037 7.0%
Race
White 46,769 46.4%
Black 50,106 49.7%
Other 4,019 4.0%
Age at Admission
17 & Under 393 0.4%
18-24 15,447 15.3%
25-34 31,592 31.3%
35-49 38,261 37.9%
50-59 11,671 11.6%
60+ 3,530 3.5%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 54,991 54.5%
1 20,316 20.1%
2 10,806 10.7%
3 6,284 6.2%
4+ 8,480 8.4%
Data Unavailable 17  

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

Primary Offense

Drug (30,023;19.8%), Violent* (48,421;48.0%), Property (23,113;22.9%), Other (9,282;9.3%)
Data unavailable = 55
* 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 84,901 in 2005 to 100,894 in 2009


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age
at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 12,684 12.6% 35.6 28.1
Sexual offenses 10,888 10.8% 22.2 32.8
Robbery 12,468 12.4% 18.9 26.3
Violent Personal offenses 12,251 12.1% 10.9 30.1
Burglary 14,799 14.7% 11.9 29.3
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 8,314 8.2% 4.7 33.9
Drug offenses 20,023 19.8% 6.1 32.4
Weapons 3,083 3.1% 7.6 30.1
Other 6,329 6.3% 5 34.6
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.
Data unavailable = 55