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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Community Corrections

Offender Population

More than 24% of offenders are on supervision for the commission of a violent offense.

An offender is placed under supervision by a sentencing authority (a court or Florida Parole Commission) and must abide by conditions of supervision. Violation of these conditions may result in revocation and imposition of any sentence which may have been imposed before placing the offender on supervision (including prison) or a return to prison in the case of prison release.

General Characteristics of Offenders on Community
Supervision on June 30, 2011
Category Population on June 30, 2011
Total Community
Supervision Population
150,178 100.00%
Gender
Male 113,530 75.60%
Female 36,648 24.40%
Race
White 95,784 63.80%
Black 46,575 31.00%
Other 7,799 5.20%
Data Unavailable 20
Age on June 30, 2011
17 & Under 308 0.20%
18-24 33,709 22.40%
25-34 44,707 29.80%
35-49 47,098 31.40%
50-59 17,717 11.80%
60+ 6,637 4.40%
Data Unavailable 2
Prior Supervision Commitments 
0 92,665 61.70%
1 31,339 20.90%
2 12,920 8.60%
3 6,330 4.20%
4+ 6,861 4.60%
Data Unavailable 63

Type of Offense Chart
Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age
at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 2,266 1.50% 14.8 28.8
Sexual offenses 6,309 4.20% 10.1 34.4
Robbery 5,261 3.50% 6.3 23.9
Violent Personal offenses 23,032 15.40% 3.8 31.7
Burglary 16,422 10.90% 3.8 25.7
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 40,354 26.90% 3.9 32
Drug offenses 40,201 26.80% 3 31.5
Weapons 3,484 2.30% 3.2 29.9
Other 12,785 8.50% 2.9 35.1
Data Unavailable 64
*Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

Offender Population increased from 153,692 in FY06-07 to 158,079 in FY07-08.  It decreased steadily from FY08-09 (157,222) to FY10-11 (150,178).

Type of Offense:  Property - 56,019 or 37%; Drug - 40,201 or 27%; Violent - 37,818 or 25%; Other - 16,076 or 11%; Data Unavailable = 64

More Facts and Figures

Types of Supervision/Offense/Length/Average Age (As of 6-30-2011)

  • Offenders on active supervision are currently serving
    • Regular Probation 74,640
    • Drug Offender Probation 13,266
    • Community Control 7,412
    • Sex Offender/Post Release 9,131
    • Pretrial Intervention 9,173.
  • The largest category of offenders on community supervision was for property offenses (37%). The percentage of those on supervision for drug crimes was 27% and 25% on supervision for violent crimes.
  • The average sentence length for those on community supervision was 4.0 years.
  • The overall average age of community supervision offenders was 35.9 years.
  • Collections and Community Service (FY1011 Data).
  • $30,097,365 collected for victim restitution and $48,294,402 in court costs, fines and other monetary obligations.
  • Offenders completed 1,607,974 hours of community service.