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
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.