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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

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July 2001

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Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 46,996 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of July 2001. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 40,420 adult males (86.0%), 5,895 adult females (12.5%), 651 juvenile males (1.4%) and 30 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 July 2001:


72.6% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.2% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.2% of the total population.

Juveniles accounted for only 681 or 1.4% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (651) being male. Most juveniles (97.9%) were charged with felonies.

The majority (87.4% or 41,071) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in July 2001 were male.

Offenders held for trial represented 54.3% of the inmate population.

Incarceration Rates

In July 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 0.9 in Flagler County, to a high of 8.3 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 July 2001, 25,527 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 20,776 offenders (81.4%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,751 (18.6%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 62 counties reporting, 32 had over half of their populations awaiting trial.

Notes - The numbers in this report do not include the following facilities: Bradford 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; · Broward County reported an ADP of 4,763, 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.

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