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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 Admissions

General Characteristics of FY 1998-99 Admissions*

TOTAL ADMISSIONS 23,762 100.0%
Gender
Male 21,836 91.9%
Female 1,926 8.1%
Race
White 10,708 45.1%
Black 12,686 53.4%
Other 368 1.5%
Ethnicity
Non Hispanic 21,683 91.3%
Hispanic 2,079 8.7%
Age
17 & Under 598 2.5%
18-24 6,506 27.4%
25-34 7,877 33.1%
35-49 7,762 32.7%
50-59 805 3.4%
60+ 214 0.9%
Average Age at Admission: 31.4 Years

Prison Admissions by Offense Type

Prison Admissions - 36.1% from Violent Crimes, 28.9% from Propery Crimes, 27.3% from Drug Crimes, 7.8% from other crimes.
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.

Prison Admission by Offense Type
Murder/Manslaughter 1,002 4.2%
Sexual Offenses 1,616 6.8%
Robbery 2,221 9.3%
Violent Personal Offenses 3,207 13.5%
Burglary 4,332 18.2%
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 2,906 12.2%
Drug Offenses 6,477 27.3%
Weapons 789 3.3%
Other Offenses 1,212 5.1%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 12,826 54.0%
1 4,718 19.9%
2 2,528 10.6%
3 1,672 7.0%
4 1,003 4.2%
5+ 1,015 4.3%

Average Sentence Length/Age by Offense
(in Years)
  Sentence Age
Violent* 9.5 30.4
Property 3.8 30.9
Drug 3.0 32.8
Other 3.2 33.7
 
Murder/Manslaughter 24.2 30.8
Sexual Offenses 10.9 34.8
Robbery 8.8 26.2
Violent Personal Offenses 4.7 31.1
Burglary 5.2 29.2
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 2.6 33.0
Drug Offenses 3.0 32.8
Weapons 3.9 31.1
Other Offenses 2.8 34.7
* 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.

Judicial Circuits with Majority of Admissions

Judicial Circuits - 3,213 from Circuit 17, 2,429 from Circuit 11, 2,078 from Circuit 13.