Average Inmate Population
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On the average, there were 46,718 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of May 2001. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 40,284 adult males (86.2%), 5,770 adult females (12.4%), 624 juvenile males (1.3%) and 40 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 May 2001:
MAY 2001 JAIL POPULATION RECAP
72.2% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.4% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.4% of the total population.
Juveniles accounted for only 664 or 1.4% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (624) being male. Most juveniles (98.2%) were charged with felonies.
The majority (87.6% or 40,908) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in May 2001 were male.
Offenders held for trial represented 54.2% of the inmate population.
In May 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 0.7 in Union County, to a high of 7.8 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 May 2001, 25,317 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 20,673 offenders (81.7%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,644 (18.3%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 63 counties reporting, 35 had over half of their populations awaiting trial.
Notes - The numbers in this report do not include the following facilities: 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; Gadsden County Jail reported for only 30 days; Broward County reported an ADP of 4,652, 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.