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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

General Characteristics
FY 1997-98 Admissions

Total Admissions 22,654 100.0%
Gender
Male 20,810 91.9%
Female 1,844 8.1%
Race
White 10,223 45.1%
Black 12,105 53.4%
Other 326 1.5%
Ethnicity
Non Hispanic 20,600 90.9%
Hispanic 2,054 9.1%
Age
17 & Under 697 3.1%
18-24 6,146 27.1%
25-34 8,055 35.6%
35-49 6,875 30.3%
50-59 677 3.0%
60+ 204 0.9%
Average Age at Admission: 30.9 Years


Prison Admission by Offense Type
Murder/Manslaughter 1,062 4.70%
Sexual Offenses 1,531 6.80%
Robbery 2,384 10.50%
Violent Personal Offenses 3,352 14.80%
Burglary 4,236 18.70%
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 2,726 12.00%
Drug Offenses 5,530 24.40%
Weapons 948 4.20%
Other Offenses 885 3.90%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 12,294 54.30%
1 4,381 19.30%
2 2,523 11.10%
3 1,559 6.90%
4 924 4.10%
5+ 973 4.30%

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

Average Sentence Length/Age by Offense (in Years)
  Sentence Age
Violent* 9.0 29.9
Property 3.9 30.6
Drug 3.1 32.5
Other 3.5 32.5
Murder/Manslaughter 22.8 30.3
Sexual Offenses 11.3 35.1
Robbery 7.9 25.9
Violent Personal Offenses 4.7 30.7
Burglary 5.1 29.0
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 2.9 32.6
Drug Offenses 3.1 32.5
Weapons 3.8 30.5
Other Offenses 2.9 33.7