On the average, there were 55,042 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2003. This figure represents a 2.9% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 2002. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2003 include 47,410 adult males (86.1%), 7,041 adult females (12.8%), 569 juvenile males (1.0%) and 22 juvenile females (0.0%). 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 2003:
2003 Jail Population Recap
In 2003, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.3 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2002 (Table 2). Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.8 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 2003 average pretrial percentages.)