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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

COMMUNITY SUPERVISION POPULATION

Four in Ten Sexual Offenders/Predators
from Five Judicial Circuits

The Public Safety Information Act (PSIA), which became law on October 1, 1997, broadened public access to the records of sexual predators and sex offenders. An offender can be designated a sexual predator if he or she
commits certain statutorily defined sex crimes that are first degree felonies or greater, or if he or she commits two or more second-degree or greater felony sex offenses within 10 years. In either case, the offense had to have been committed on or after October 1, 1993. An offender can be designated a sex offender if he or she has been convicted of certain sex crimes listed in Florida Statute 794, regardless of the date of offense. Both sexual predators and sex offenders are subject to registration and community notification. It should be noted that some of the sex offenders on supervision previously served state
prison time for their offenses.

Sex offenders and sexual predators are supervised by probation officers with specialized training. Most of these offenders are subject to special conditions of supervision and they are supervised at a higher level than regular probation
offenders. Some of these offenders are also subject to statutorily defined specific conditions of sex offender probation or sex offender community control. Some examples of special conditions may include offenders not being allowed to reside within 1,000 feet of a school, playground or daycare center, or offenders being required to submit to DNA testing, sex offender treatment,
or counseling.

The table shows that on June 30, 2000, four of every 10 (42.4%) sexual predators and offenders on community supervision were sentenced from five judicial circuits: Circuit 11 –Miami (11.8%), Circuit 4 - Jacksonville (8.1%), Circuit 6 - Clearwater (8.0%), Circuit 13 -Tampa (7.5%) and Circuit 9 - Orlando (7.0%). Far more sexual predators and offenders are male (97.8%) than female.

Sex Offenders (PSIA & Sexual Predators)
Supervised on June 30, 2000 By Circuit & Gender

Circuit
Male
Female
Total
Percent
1 - Pensacola
398
15
413
4.4%
2 - Tallahassee
269
8
277
2.9%
3 - Lake City
235
6
241
2.5%
4 - Jacksonville
753
11
764
8.1%
5 - Tavaras
452
8
460
4.9%
6 - Clearwater
740
21
761
8.0%
7 - Daytona Beach
432
6
438
4.6%
8 - Gainesville
249
9
258
2.7%
9 - Orlando
646
14
660
7.0%
10 - Bartow
481
18
499
5.3%
11 - Miami
1,094
23
1,117
11.8%
12 - Sarasota
316
9
325
3.4%
13 - Tampa
697
13
710
7.5%
14 - Panama City
264
4
268
2.8%
15 - West Palm Beach
422
8
430
4.5%
16 - Key West
54
1
55
0.6%
17 - Ft. Lauderdale
558
6
564
5.9%
18 - Sanford
511
15
526
5.5%
19 - Ft. Pierce
334
9
343
3.6%
20 - Ft. Myers
366
5
371
3.9%
Total
9,271
209
9,480
100.0%