Average Inmate Population
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On the average, there were 45,707 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of April 2001. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 39,365 adult males (86.1%), 5,693 adult females (12.5%), 614 juvenile males (1.3%) and 35 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 April 2001:
APRIL 2001 JAIL POPULATION RECAP
72.4% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.4% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.2% of the total population.
Juveniles accounted for only 649 or 1.4% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (614) being male. Most juveniles (98.9%) were charged with felonies.
The majority (87.5% or 39,979) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in April 2001 were male.
Offenders held for trial represented 55.1% of the inmate population.
In April 2001, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.3 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 Union County, to a high of 7.3 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 April 2001, 25,181 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 20,523 offenders (81.5%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,658 (18.5%) 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: Charlotte County Jail, Gulf County Jail, Holmes County Jail and Jackson 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; · Taylor County reported and ADP of 103 which was excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category; · Broward County reported an ADP of 4,599, which was excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category;· While the overall number of inmates in Pinellas County is accurate, the breakout by facility may be misrepresentative of the population due to inmates being held by the Intake/Holding facility.