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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Prisons

Inmate Admissions

The Florida Department of Corrections receives more than 34,000 inmates each year. This year, the top three crime categories for admissions were for drug offenses (26.1%), followed by burglary (16.9%) and theft/forgery/fraud (14.9%). To see more admissions statistics, including inmate admissions by county, visit our website at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/annual/1011/stats.

General Characteristics of Admissions
Category FY 2010-11
Total Admissions 34,992 100.0%
Gender
Male 30,936 88.4%
Female 4,056 11.6%
Race
White 18,347 52.4%
Black 15,324 43.8%
Other 1,321 3.8%
Age at Admission
17 & Under 398 1.1%
18-24 9,201 26.3%
25-34 11,727 33.5%
35-49 10,214 29.2%
50-59 2,872 8.2%
60+ 580 1.7%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 19,396 56.7%
1 7,291 21.0%
2 3,291 9.6%
3 1,806 5.3%
4+ 2,540 7.4%
Data unavailable 773  


The number of inmates admitted to Florida prisons dropped 5% from FY0910 to FY1011.

Violent (10,410, 30.4%); Property (10,512, 30.7%); Drugs (8,915, 26.1%); Other (4,382, 12.8%); Data Unavailable (773)

 

Admissions decreased from 37,864 in 2007 to 34,992 in 2011

Types of Offense for Inmate Admissions
Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age at
Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 1,065 3.1% 26.2 32.3
Sexual offenses 1,721 5.0% 12.9 38.3
Robbery 2,625 7.7% 8.2 27.6
Violent Personal offenses 4,667 13.6% 4.4 33.8
Burglary 5,790 16.9% 4.6 30.2
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,093 14.9% 2.5 35.7
Drug offenses 8,915 26.1% 3.2 34.9
Weapons 1,451 4.2% 3.7 31.4
Other 2,892 8.5% 2.8 37.2
Data unavailable = 773
*Sentence length of 50 years or longer are coded as 50 years for calculation of averages

Did You Know?

More than a quarter (26.1%) of all FY1011 prison admissions were for drug offenses.