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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

Oldest Prison Admission in FY 1999-00
was 88 Years Old

  • The youngest person admitted to state prison this fiscal year was 11 years old at the time the crime was committed, and the oldest was 88 years old when admitted to prison.

  • Their average age was 31.7 years and the largest age group that was admitted was ages 25-29 (16.8%), though the 35-39 age group was close behind at 16.4%.

  • Women who were admitted this year were typically about two years older than the men who were admitted.

  • Of the inmates over the age of 50 at admission, most were from Dade county and sentenced for a drug (25.8%) or sex (17.6%) crime.

  • Of the inmates who were 17 or under when they committed their crimes, 13% were from Dade County and most were sentenced for burglary (26.2%) or robbery (22.8%).

Age at Admission
(Inmate Admissions for FY 1999-00)

 
White Males
White Females
Black Males
Black Females
Other Males
Other Females
Total
Percent
Cumulative Percent
16 & Below
55
3
141
9
3
3
214
0.8%
0.8%
17
110
9
216
9
5
1
350
1.4%
2.2%
18
261
7
407
14
9
0
698
2.7%
4.9%
19
421
22
528
22
10
4
1,007
3.9%
8.8%
20
431
23
615
27
14
2
1,112
4.3%
13.1%
21
450
29
617
31
21
2
1,150
4.5%
17.6%
22
438
25
584
28
9
4
1,088
4.2%
21.8%
23
367
27
480
38
14
3
929
3.6%
25.4%
24
327
22
535
33
9
0
926
3.6%
29.0%
25-29
1,749
180
2,101
197
71
16
4,314
16.8%
45.8%
30-34
1,737
214
1,893
220
52
12
4,128
16.0%
61.8%
35-39
1,743
267
1,870
276
51
18
4,225
16.4%
78.2%
40-44
1,266
146
1,338
153
39
10
2,952
11.5%
89.7%
45-49
676
56
689
69
18
12
1,520
5.9%
95.6%
50-54
323
22
259
11
7
2
624
2.4%
98.0%
55-59
174
9
97
4
5
2
291
1.1%
99.2%
60-64
86
5
36
1
5
0
133
0.5%
99.7%
65-69
35
3
17
0
0
0
55
0.2%
99.9%
70 & Over
23
0
4
0
0
0
27
0.1%
100.0%
Total
10,672
1,069
12,427
1,142
342
91
25,743
100.0%
100.0%
Average
32.5
33.7
30.8
32.8
31.7
33.3
31.7
  
  
Median
32.0
34.0
29.0
33.0
30.0
34.0
31.0
  
  

Average Age at Admission

Rose from 30.0 in 94-95 to 31.7 in 99-00.