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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

2006 Annual Report

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 60,240 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2006. This figure represents a 4.7% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 2005. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2006 include 51,684 adult males (85.8%), 7,974 adult females (13.2%), 559 juvenile males (0.9%) and 23 juvenile females (less than 0.1%).

2006 Jail Population Recap

  • 75.6% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 19.1% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.2% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 582 or 1.0% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (559) being male. Most juveniles (96.9%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (86.7% or 52,243) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2006 were male.
  • On average, 60.6% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2006 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates

In 2006, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.4 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2006 (Table 2). This based on county population estimates provided by the Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research. Average in¬car¬cera¬tion rates ranged from a low of 1.6 in Union County, to a high of 11.1 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 2006 average pretrial percentages.)

Average Percent Pretrial in 2006

Chart shows the decline in Average Percent Pretrial from January to May of 2006 from 59.9 to 558.5, then to 62.4 in December.

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