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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Florida Prison Population Decreases 1.8% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 100,527 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2012. 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 decreased by 1,792 or 1.8% from June 2011 to June 2012.
  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2012 are male (93,579 or 93.1%) and black (48,356 or 48.1%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing, 49.8% in June 2008 to 48.1% in June 2012).
  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (17.4%), burglary (16.2%), murder/manslaughter (13.7%), robbery (13.4%) and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (11.9%).
  • On June 30, 2012, 527 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 522 in 2008.
  • The Florida Demographic Estimating Conference held on July 13, 2012, estimated Florida population at 19,073,710!
Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Fiscal Years
Rose from 98,192 in 2008 to 100,527 in 2012

Inmates Incarcerated on June 30 (per 100,000 Florida Population)
Rose from 522 in 2008 to 527 in 2012