The number of offender admissions to community supervision decreased by 3.8% this fiscal year. Most of those 83,064 offenders are male (73.1%), white (63.3%) and between the ages of 25-34. Most (54.8%) had never been on felony supervision in Florida before, and 37.3% are on probation for a property-related crime like burglary or theft or for a drug-related crime (28.9%). Most offenders are sentenced to third (68.3%) or second (18.8%) degree felonies. Their average sentence length is 2.4 years. Only 8.4% of community supervision admissions came directly from prison to supervision; the rest are serving an original community supervision sentence. The top three counties of admission are Broward (8.6%), Hillsborough (7.9%) and Miami-Dade (7.5%).
Supervision admissions refer to the number of offenders beginning a new period of community super-vision by the Department of Corrections. This may be the result of either a new offense or a revocation of a previous supervision period. It does not include offenders already on supervision who receive an additional sentence for an offense different from the one that initially placed them on supervision.
Community Supervision Admissions Decrease 3.8% in Fiscal Year(FY) 2014-15
Supervision sentences include:
an original sentence by the court to probation, community control or a pretrial intervention program, or
the supervision portion of a “split” sentence – prison followed by community control or probation, or
assignment to supervision as a condition of prison release, or
offenders from other states that Florida supervises through Interstate Compact agreements.
The following tables and charts describe offenders admitted to supervision from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Other years are sometimes featured to illustrate trends. For example, as the table below illustrates, community supervision admissions decreased by 3.8% from last fiscal year.
Community Supervision Admissions Compared Over 10 Years