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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 0.09% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 102,319 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2011. (As of May 2012, the number of inmates in Florida is approximately 100,000.) 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 10.2% over the last 5 years from 92,844 in June 2007 to 102,319 in June 2011. There was less than an 0.1% increase since last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2011 are male (95,139 or 93.0%) and black (49,686 or 48.6%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing, 50.2% in June 2007 to 48.6% in June 2011).

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (18.4%), burglary (15.9%), robbery (13.2%), murder/manslaughter (13.2%), and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.0%).

  • On June 30, 2011, 544 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 496 in 2007.

Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Years

Rose from 92,844 in 2007 to 102,319 in 2011


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

Rose from 496 in 2007 to 544 in 2011