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Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population - August 2007

County Detention Facilities

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 67,294 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of August 2007.  The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for August 2007:

August 2007 Jail Population Recap
(some counties are excluded, see notes)

  • 61 out of 67 counties provided breakdown information.  Out of the total 61,514 inmates from this group, there were 52,425 adult males (85.2%), 8,363 adult females (13.6%), 701 juvenile males (1.1%), and 25 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.
  • 76.6% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 18.8% were detained for misdemeanor crimes.  All others confined amounted to 4.6% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 726 or 1.2% of the overall inmate population.  Most juveniles (98.2%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (53,126, 86.4%) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in August 2007 were male.
  • Offenders held for trial represented 60.5% of the inmate population. 

Incarceration Rates

In August 2007, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.7 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 0.9 in Union County, to a high of 9.3 in Franklin County. (No counties are excluded)

Pretrial Population Levels

During the month of August 2007, 37,228 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as pretrial or “awaiting trial.”  Of these, 31,551 offenders (84.8%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 5,677 (15.2%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 61 counties reporting, 68.9% of these facilities had over half of their inmates awaiting trial. (some counties are excluded, see notes)

The following counties did not report the appropriate breakdown information of their populations; therefore they are not represented in some of the statistics.  For these facilities only, the monthly average daily population is provided: Bay, Lake, Nassau, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Walton

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