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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 Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics of Releases

Type of Offense
Violent* = 29.9% (10,291); Property = 30.6% (10,535); Drug = 26.8% (9,232); Other = 12.8% (4,404)

Data Unavailable = 1

* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition: actual physical harm or threat of physical harm; or a reasonable probability exists that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.



General Characteristics of Prison Releases
Category FY 2011-12
Total Releases 34,463 100.0%
Gender
Male 30,606 88.8%
Female 3,857 11.2%
Race
White 17,497 50.8%
Black 15,617 45.3%
Other 1,349 3.9%
Age at Release
17 & Under 51 0.2%
18-24 6,166 17.9%
25-34 11,893 34.5%
35-49 11,561 33.5%
50-59 3,870 11.2%
60+ 922 2.7%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 18,786 54.5%
1 7,305 21.2%
2 3,524 10.2%
3 2,011 5.8%
4+ 2,823 8.2%
Data Unavailable 14  

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100%.

Inmates Releases Compared Over Five Years
2006-07: 35,337; 2008-2009: 37,018; 2009-10 = 37,391; 2010-11 = 35,549; 2011-02= 34,463


Release by Offense Type for FY 2011-12
Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years
Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 801 2.3% 18.8 41.4
Sexual Offenses 1,602 4.7% 9.0 41.9
Robbery 2,618 7.6% 7.5 32.4
Violent Personal Offenses 4,889 14.2% 3.8 35.8
Burglary 5,688 16.5% 4.2 32.6
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,170 15.0% 2.6 36.8
Drug Offenses 9,232 26.8% 3.1 36.1
Weapons 1,424 4.1% 3.2 33.1
Other 3,038 8.8% 2.7 38.6
Data Unavailable 1