On the average, there were 48,477 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2001. This figure represents a 0.2% decrease in the inmate population from that reported for 2000. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2001 include 41,748 adult males (86.1%), 6,045 adult females (12.4%), 654 juvenile males (1.4%) and 31 juvenile females (0.1%). The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities over the past several years. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for 2001:
2001 Jail Population Recap
In 2001, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.1 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2000 (Table 2). Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.3 in Union County, to a high of 7.4 in Franklin County. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.
(See chart below for 2001 average pretrial percentages.)