On the average, there were 45,644 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 1997. This figure represents an 6.9% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 1996. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 1997 include 39,518 adult males (86.6%), 5,140 adult females (11.3%), 936 juvenile males (2.0%) and 50 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 1997:
1997 Jail Population Recap
In 1997, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.3 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for Summer 1995. Average Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.2 in Union County, to a high of 8.6 in Franklin County. Wakulla County's high incarceration rate (8.1) 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 1997 average pretrial percentages.)