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Average Inmate Population
On the average, there were 51,170 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of August 1998. The statewide average daily population(ADP) totals include 44,090 adult males (86.2%), 5,937 adult females (11.6%), 1,089 juvenile males (2.1%) and 54 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 August 1998:
August 1998 Jail Population Recap
In August 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 1.4 in Holmes and Union Counties, to a high of 7.4 in Wakulla 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 August 1998, 27,971 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 23,360 offenders (83.5%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,611 (16.5%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 67 counties reporting, 34 had over half of their populations awaiting trial.