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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

County Detention Facilities

March 2001

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Average Daily 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

  • 72.8% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.7% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.6% of the total population.

  • Juveniles accounted for only 669 or 1.5% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (631) being male. Most juveniles (97.9%) were charged with felonies.

  • The majority (86.9% or 37,632) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in March 2001 were male.

  • Offenders held for trial represented 55.3% of the inmate population.

Incarceration Rates

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.

Pretrial Population Levels

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.

Notes: The numbers in this report do not include the following facilities: Baker County Detention Center, Broward County Facilities (Main, Stockade, North, Contract Work Release and Conte), DeSoto County Jail, Holmes County Jail, Jackson County Jail, Madison County Jail, Manatee County Work Release, Miami-Dade County Jail/Main and Walton County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Duval County was unable to provide a breakdown by facility, Columbia County Jail reported for only 28 days and Taylor County reported and ADP of 108 which was excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

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.

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