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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

INMATE POPULATION ON JUNE 30, 2000

General Characteristics of June 30, 2000
Prison Population

Total in Prison on 6/30/00 71,233 100.0%
Gender
 
 
Male
67,214
94.4%
Female
4,019
5.6%
Race
 
 
White
30,894
43.4%
Black
38,679
54.3%
Other
1,660
2.3%
Age
 
 
17 & Under
464
0.7%
18-24
13,276
18.6%
25-34
24,096
33.8%
35-49
27,790
39.0%
50-59
4,243
6.0%
60+
1,362
1.9%
Missing
2
 
Prior DC Prison Commitments
 
 
0
36,677
51.5%
1
14,236
20.0%
2
8,792
12.3%
3
5,528
7.8%
4+
5,993
8.4%
One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this 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.

Primary Offense of Prison Population

Chart:  Violent (54.6%), Property (22.1%), Drug (17.7%), Other (5.6%)


Prison Population Over Five Years

Chart:  Rose from 64,333 in 1996 to 71,233 in 2000.


 

Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter
10,386
14.6%
34.3 years
26.9
Sexual Offenses
7,857
11.0%
22.3 years
31.6
Robbery
10,112
14.2%
17.6 years
25.2
Violent Personal Offenses
8,484
11.9%
10.1 years
28.9
Burglary
12,286
17.3%
11.1 years
27.9
Theft/Forgery/Fraud
5,154
7.2%
5.5 years
31.2
Drug Offenses
12,620
17.7%
6.1 years
31.2
Weapons
1,778
2.5%
8.2 years
29.9
Other
2,487
3.6%
5.9 years
32.5
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.