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
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.
(See chart below for 2002 average pretrial percentages.)