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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Inmate Population

Florida Prison Population
Increases 2.8% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 102,232 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2010. The following tables and charts will detail the characteristics of these inmates. Other fiscal years are also featured to illustrate trends.

  • The number of inmates in prison rose 15.4% over the last 5 years from 88,576 in June 2006 to 102,232 in June 2010. There was a 1.3% increase since last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2010 are male (95,088 or 93.0%) and black (50,442 or 49.3%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (50.4% in June 2006 to 49.3% in June 2010).

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (19.3%), burglary (15.6%), robbery (13.1%), murder/manslaughter (13.0%), and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.2%).

  • On June 30, 2010, 547 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 486 in 2006.

Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Years

Rose from 88,576 in 2006 to 102,232 in 2010


Inmates Incarcerated on June 30
(per 100,000 Florida Population)

Rose from 480 in 2006 to 547 in 2010