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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary

2000 Annual Report

Table of Contents

Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 48,590 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2000. This figure represents a 2.7% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 1999. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2000 include 41,954 adult males (86.3%), 5,829 adult females (12.0%), 765 juvenile males (1.6%) and 43 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 2000:

2000 Jail Population Recap

  • 72.7% of the total inmate population were incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.8% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.6% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 808 or 1.7% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (765) being male. Most juveniles (98.1%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (87.9% or 42,719) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2000 were male.
  • On average, 54.6% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2000 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates

In 2000, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.3 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 1999 (Table 2). Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.1 in Holmes and Union Counties, to a high of 8.1 in Franklin County. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.

Pretrial Population Levels

(See chart below for 2000 average pretrial percentages.)

Chart shows the decline in Average Percent Pretrial from January to August of 200 from 55.4 to 54, then back to 54.8 in December.

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