The pages that follow provide statistical information on inmates in prison and offenders on community supervision with the Florida Department of Corrections. This information is organized in two main sections: Inmates in Prison and Offenders on Community Supervision.
Each section is then divided into three distinct populations:
For these statistical pages, the definition of "violent offense" is as follows:
Violent Offense DefinitionA crime is defined as violent if it involves actual physical harm or the threat of physical harm to a person, or the crime has a reasonable probability of causing unintended physical harm or physical threat of harm to a person. Crimes are defined as violent from the statutory reference only. Therefore, a judgment has to be made based on sometimes limited information whether the crime fits this definition. For example, if the crime is shooting into a vehicle, it is not known if actual physical harm or the threat of physical harm occurred. But in this case, we assume there is a reasonable probability that violence could have resulted.
Where Can I Get More Information?Statistical information from previous annual reports is available upon request from the
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
Or call (850) 717-3647
Fax (850) 488-1967
|Inmates using Florida prison general libraries during Fiscal Year 2012-13 borrowed 1,412,474 books and periodicals. This includes fiction, non-fiction, reference books, magazines, and newspapers. Law library services were provided to inmates 549,011 times throughout the state. If you or your organization would like to donate books to our general prison libraries, please contact Marty Morrison at (850) 717-3163|
For more information on the contents of this report, see our Table of Contents.