On the average, there were 42,461 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 1996. This figure represents an 3.9% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 1995. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 1996 include 36,682 adult males (86.4%), 4,650 adult females (11.0%), 1,081 juvenile males (2.5%) and 48 juvenile females (.1%). The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities over the past several years. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for 1996:
1996 Jail Population Recap
In 1996, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.0 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for Summer 1995. Average Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 0.7 in Union County, to a high of 7.4 in Franklin County. Wakulla County's high incarceration rate (6.7) is the direct result of holding a large portion of their inmate population for the U. S. Marshal's Service. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.
(See chart below for 1996 average pretrial percentages.)