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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

County Detention Facilities

October 2001

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Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 52,751 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of October 2001. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 45,421 adult males (86.1%), 6,607 adult females (12.5%), 700 juvenile males (1.3%) and 23 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 October 2001:

October 2001 Jail Population Recap

  • 73.0% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 21.0% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.0% of the total population.

  • Juveniles accounted for only 723 or 1.4% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (700) being male. Most juveniles (97.0%) were charged with felonies.

  • The majority (87.4% or 46,121) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in October 2001 were male.

  • Offenders held for trial represented 56.5% of the inmate population.

Incarceration Rates

In October 2001, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.4 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 1.5 in Flagler County, to a high of 7.7 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 October 2001, 29,810 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 24,385 offenders (81.8%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 5,425 (18.2%) 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: Glades County Jail, Holmes County Jail and Jefferson County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties Columbia County, Sumter County and Washington County Jails were unable to report.