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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

County Detention Facilities

March 2007

Inmate Profile Summary

This report is mandated by F.S. 951.23 and provides a monthly profile of Florida's detention facility inmate populations. Monthly Average Daily Population (ADP) figures include male, female, adult, and juvenile inmates.

These population figures are arranged into felony, misdemeanor, and "other" subcategories in Table 1. "Other" includes the number of parole violators, state inmates, undocumented aliens, holdings for other jurisdictions, and individuals detained under the Baker (mental health) and Myers (alcoholism) Acts. Within felony and misdemeanor subcategories, the number of inmates sentenced, held for trial or sentencing, and those detained or sentenced for violation of probation are listed.

Table 2 features the Average Daily Population and incarceration rate in each county.

Table 3 lists the number and percent of felony and misdemeanor pretrial inmates at each detention facility.

The Jail Population Summary (Table 4) lists detention center totals for the year to date.

Table of Contents:

Average Daily Population

On average, there were 62,405 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of March 2007. The statewide average daily (ADP) totals include 53,518 adult males (85.8%), 8,157 adult females (13.1%), 704 juvenile males (1.1%), and 26 juvenile females (less than 0.1%). The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities for the past several years. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for March 2007:

March 2007 Jail Population Recap

  • 75.6% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 19.4% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.0% of the total population.

  • Juveniles accounted for only 730 or 1.2% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (704) being male. Most juveniles (96.4%) were charged with felonies.

  • The majority (86.9%) or 54,222 of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in March 2007 were male.

  • Offenders held for trial represented 61.8% of the inmate population.
Incarceration Rates

In March 2007, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.4 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for April 1, 2006. The county population estimates are provided by the Office of Economic and Demographic Research of the Florida Legislature. Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.1 in Union County, to a high of 10.4 in Franklin County.

Pretrial Population Levels

During the month of March 2007, 38,551 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as “Awaiting Trial.” Of these, 32,086 offenders (83.2%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 6,465 (16.8%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 57 counties reporting, 61.8% had over half of their inmates awaiting trial.

Notes: Facilities from the following counties did not report: Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, DeSoto, Jefferson, Lake, Liberty, Walton and Washington.

Facilities from the following counties did not report due to technical difficulties: Columbia and Nassau.

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