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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

County Detention Facilities

January 2001

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Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 45,709 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of January 2001. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 39,471 adult males (86.3%), 5,575 adult females (12.2%), 637 juvenile males (1.4%) and 26 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 January 2001:

January 2001 Jail Population Recap

  • 72.7% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.1% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.2% of the total population.

  • Juveniles accounted for only 663 or 1.5% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (637) being male. Most juveniles (95.9%) were charged with felonies.

  • The majority (87.7% or 40,108) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in January 2001 were male.

  • Offenders held for trial represented 55.7% of the inmate population.

Incarceration Rates

In January 2001, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.0 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for April 1, 2000. The county population estimates are provided by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida. Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.1 in Flagler County, to a high of 6.6 in Wakulla County. Palm Beach County had a low of 0.1, however only one facility out of three was reported. Other counties may be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for federal inmates.

Pretrial Population Levels

During the month of January 2001, 25,456 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 20,797 offenders (81.7%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,659 (18.3%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 61 counties* reporting, 32 had over half of their populations awaiting trial.

Notes:The numbers in this report do not include the following facilities: DeSoto County Jail, Holmes County Jail, Jackson County Jail, Lee County Jail and Stockade, Manatee County Work Release, Okeechobee County Jail, Palm Beach County Jail and Stockade and St. John's County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Duval County was unable to provide a breakdown by facility and Taylor County reported and ADP of 126 which was excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

*Only 1 of 3 facilities is represented for Palm Beach County as Palm Beach County Jail and Stockade did not report.