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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary

2002 Annual Report

Table of Contents

Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 53,499 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2002. This figure represents a 10.4% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 2001. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2002 include 46,012 adult males (86.0%), 6,653 adult females (12.4%), 807 juvenile males (1.5%) and 27 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 2002:

2001 Jail Population Recap

  • 73.4% of the total inmate population were incarcerated for felony offenses, while 20.3% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.3% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 834 or 1.6% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (807) being male. Most juveniles (78.3%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (87.5% or 46,819) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2002 were male.
  • On average, 57.1% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2002 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates

In 2002, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.3 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2000 (Table 2). Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.5 in Union County, to a high of 8.9 in Franklin County. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.

Pretrial Population Levels

(See chart below for 2002 average pretrial percentages.)

Average Percent Pretrial in 2002

Chart shows the decline in Average Percent Pretrial from January to June of 2002 from 59.2 to 57.4, then to 56.2 in December.

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