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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary

2005 Annual Report

Table of Contents

Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 57,559 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2005. This figure represents a 2.9% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 2004. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2005 include 49,391 adult males (85.8%), 7,632 adult females (13.4%), 518 juvenile males (0.01%) and 18 juvenile females (0.00%). 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 2005:

2005 Jail Population Recap

  • 75.3% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 19.4% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.4% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 536 or 0.9% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (518) being male. Most juveniles (96.6%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (86.7% or 49,909) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2005 were male.
  • On average, 54.2% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2005 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates

In 2005, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.4 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2004 (Table 2). Average incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.9 in Gilchrist County, to a high of 11.8 in Wakulla 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 2005 average pretrial percentages.)

Average Percent Pretrial in 2005

Chart shows the decline in Average Percent Pretrial from January to June of 2004 from 58.8 to 57.7, then to 55.0 in December.

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