County Detention Facilities Profile Summary 1998 Annual ReportTable of Contents
On the average, there were 49,212 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 1998. This figure represents a 7.3% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 1997. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 1998 include 42,550 adult males (86.5%), 5,618 adult females (11.4%), 993 juvenile males (2.0%) and 51 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 1998:
1998 Jail Population Recap
In 1998, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.5 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 1997. Average Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.4 in Holmes and Union Counties, to a high of 7.9 in Franklin and Wakulla Counties. Wakulla County's high incarceration rate is a 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.