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Average Inmate Population
On the average, there were 50,211 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of July 1998. The statewide average daily population(ADP) totals include 43,357 adult males (86.3%), 5,764 adult females (11.5%), 1,041 juvenile males (2.1%) and 49 juvenile females (0.1%). The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities for the past several years. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for July 1998:
July 1998 Jail Population Recap
In July 1998, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.5 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates from 1997. Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.5 in Union County, to a high of 7.0 in Franklin County. Other counties may be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.
During the month of July 1998, 26,624 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 22,380 offenders (84.1%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,244 (15.9%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 63 counties reporting, 34 had over half of their populations awaiting trial.