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Average Inmate Population
On the average, there were 43,296 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of March 2001. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 37,001 adult males (85.5%), 5,626 adult females (13.0%), 631 juvenile males (1.5%) and 38 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 March 2001:
March 2001 Jail Population Recap
In March 2001, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.1 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 6.7 in Franklin County. Other counties may be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for federal inmates.
During the month of March 2001, 23,927 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 19,582 offenders (81.8%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,345 (18.2%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 59 counties reporting, 30 had over half of their populations awaiting trial.
Due to the high number of facilities not reporting during the month of March, this report does not accurately reflect the Average Daily Population for County Jails in the state of Florida.