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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Population

Florida Prison Population Decreased by 931 or 0.9% from June 2015 to June 2016.

Summary of Inmate Population on June 30, 2016

Inmate population refers to the 99,119 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2016. The following tables and charts detail the characteristics of these inmates. Other fiscal years are also featured to illustrate trends.

The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2016, are male (92,289 or 93.1%) with females accounting for 6.9% of the population. The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: burglary (16.4%), murder/manslaughter (14.9%), drug offenses (14.8%), robbery (12.9%), and sexual/lewd behavior (12.6%).

On June 30, 2016, 492.4 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 527 in 2012. The Florida Demographic Estimating Conference held on July 6, 2016, estimated Florida’s population at 20,129,234 for FY 2015-16, which represents a 1.58% increase in Florida's population over last fiscal year.

Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Fiscal Years
Fell from 102,319 in 2011 to 100,050 in 2015

Inmates Incarcerated on June 30 (per 100,000 Florida Population)
Fell from 503.3 in 2007 to 492.4 in 2016

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