|Florida County Detention Facilities'
Average Inmate Population
Inmate Profile Summary
This County Detention Facilities Summary provides a monthly profile of Florida's detention facility inmate populations. Monthly Average Daily Population (ADP) figures include male, female, adult and juvenile inmates.
These population figures are arranged into felony, misdemeanor and "other" subcategories in Table 1. "Other" includes the number of parole violators, state inmates, undocumented aliens, holdings for other jurisdictions and individuals detained under the Baker (mental health) and Myers (alcoholism) Acts. Within felony and misdemeanor subcategories, the number of inmates sentenced, held for trial or sentencing, and those detained or sentenced for violation of probation are listed.
The Jail Population Summary (Table 4) lists detention center totals for the year to date.
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On the average, there were 51,314 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of March 2002. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 44,198 adult males (86.1%), 6,434 adult females (12.5%), 651 juvenile males (1.3%) and 31 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 March 2002:March 2002 Jail Population Recap
In March 2002, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.2 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for April 1, 2001. 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 1.0 in Union County, to a high of 7.9 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 March 2002, 29,656 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as awaiting trial. Of these, 24,475 offenders (82.5%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 5,181 (17.5%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 60 counties reporting, 35 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, Levy County Jail and Walton County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties Columbia County was unable to report and Sumter County reported an ADP of 156.