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
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.
(See chart below for 2005 average pretrial percentages.)