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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary

1999 Annual Report

Table of Contents

Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 47,303 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 1999. This figure represents a 3.9% decrease in the inmate population from that reported for 1998. This decrease from 1999 to 1998 may be a result of an increase in the number of facilities not reporting in 1999. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 1999 include 40,844 adult males (86.3%), 5,586 adult females (11.8%), 832 juvenile males (1.8%) and 41 juvenile females (0.1%). 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 1999:

1999 Jail Population Recap

  • 72.7% of the total inmate population were incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.3% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.0% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 873 or 1.8% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (832) being male. Most juveniles (97.9%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (88.1% or 41,676) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 1999 were male.
  • On average, 54.7% of offenders in county detention facilities in 1999 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates

In 1999, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.4 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 1998 (Table 2). Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.2 in Union County, to a high of 8.2 in Franklin County. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for federal inmates.

Pretrial Population Levels

Chart showing the Average Percent Pretrial in 1999.  Peak Months were January (57.2) and July (55.9).  Low months were April (53.2) and November (53.1).