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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics of Releases

Type of Offense
Violent* = 26.5% (9,920); Property = 29.5% (11,015); Drug = 29.2% (10,931); Other = 14.8% (5,542)

Data unavailable = 1

* 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.



General Characteristics of Prison Releases
Category FY 2008-2009
Total Releases 37,391 100.0%
Gender
Male 33,147 88.7%
Female 4,244 11.3%
Race
White 18,394 49.2%
Black 17,623 47.1%
Other 1,374 3.7%
Age at Release
17 & Under 50 0.1%
18-24 6,324 16.9%
25-34 12,143 32.5%
35-49 14,350 38.4%
50-59 3,778 10.1%
60+ 746 2.0%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 20,357 54.5%
1 7,707 20.6%
2 3,927 10.5%
3 2,174 5.8%
4+ 3,214 8.6%
Missing 12  

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

Inmates Releases Compared Over Five Years
2004-05 = 31,537; 2005-06= 33,348; 2006-07: 35,337; 2008-2009: 37,018; 2008-09 = 37,391;


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years
Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 794 2.1% 17.4 40.9
Sexual Offenses 1,602 4.3% 8.5 40.8
Robbery 2,468 6.6% 7.9 33.6
Violent Personal Offenses 4,934 13.2% 3.4 35.2
Burglary 5,223 14.0% 4.2 33.8
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,792 15.5% 2.3 36.7
Drug Offenses 10,931 29.2% 2.7 35.9
Weapons 1,291 3.5% 3.3 33.7
Other 4,355 11.6% 2.1 37.5
Data Unavailable 1