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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Executive Summary Absconders

This section looks at offenders who absconded from supervision based upon the fiscal year of their placement. An absconder is someone who flees supervision/monitoring, whose whereabouts are unknown and for whom the judge has issued an arrest warrant for a violation of supervision.

  • Table 4A: Placements in FY 2001-02 Who Absconded, Outcomes through 2 Year


    • Of the 2,462 offenders who absconded within two years of placement, 85.0% were apprehended.

    • Of those apprehended, 67.6% were subsequently revoked.

    • Only 3.6% were able to continue their supervision / monitoring.


  • Table 4B: Gender of Absconders, Placements in FY 2001-02 who Absconded, by Type of Supervision/Monitoring


    • Of the 2,462 offenders who absconded within two years of placement, 77.2% were male.

    • The highest percentage of male absconders by type of supervision / monitoring was in GPS (89.5%), while the highest percentage for females was Community Control (23.2%).

  • Table 4C: Race of Absconders, Placements in FY 2001-02 Who Absconded by Type of Supervision/Monitoring


    • Of the 2,462 offenders who absconded within two years of placement, 57.4% were White.

    • The highest percentage of White absconders by type of supervision / monitoring was in Community Control (57.5%), while the highest percentage for Blacks was Radio Frequency (43.5%).

  • Table 4D: Primary Offense of Absconders, Placements in FY 2001-02 Who Absconded by Type of Supervision/Monitoring


    • Of the 2,462 offenders who absconded within two years of placement, 36.0% were Drug Offenders.

    • The highest percentage of absconders on Community Control was for drug offenders (36.4%).

    • The highest percentage of absconders on RF was for drug offenders and burglary (27.3%).

    • The highest percentage of absconders on GPS was for Sexual / Lewd Behavior (26.3%).

     

  • Table 4E: Primary Offense of Absconders, Placements in FY 2001-02 Who Absconded by Type of Supervision/Monitoring


    • Of the 2,462 offenders who absconded within two years of placement, 2.0% were sex offenders.

    • The highest percentage of sex offenders who absconded were on GPS (29.8%), while the lowest percentage was on Community Control (1.3%).