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Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population - December 2007 (Revision 1)

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 Marchman (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.

The numbers presented herein are numbers corrected from our original publication. Errors in our original calculations produced numbers that deflated the true total jail population by approximately 2%. We hope no one was inconvenienced too severely by this unintentional mistake.

Table of Contents:

Average Daily Population

On average, there were 64,547 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of December 2007. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for December 2007:

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

  • 61 out of 67 counties provided breakdown information. Out of the total 61,690 inmates from this group, there were 52,790 adult males (85.6%), 8,055 adult females (13.1%), 811 juvenile males (1.3%), and 34 juvenile females (0.1%).

  • The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities for the past several years.

  • 77.2% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 18.0% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 4.9% of the total population.

  • Juveniles accounted for only 845 or 1.4% of the overall inmate population. Most juveniles (98.0%) were charged with felonies.

  • The majority (53,601, 86.9%) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in December 2007 were male.

  • Offenders held for trial represented 61.7% of the inmate population.

Incarceration Rates

In December 2007, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.5 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for April 1, 2007. The county population estimates are provided by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research via the website of the Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research, December, 2007. Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.2 in Union County, to a high of 7.9 in Monroe County. (No counties are excluded)

Pretrial Population Levels*

During the month of December 2007, 38,051 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as pretrial or “awaiting trial.” Of these, 32,386 offenders (85.1%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 5,665 (14.9%) 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.)

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, Flagler, Lake, Nassau, Okeechobee, Walton

The above is annotated by the following symbols:
All counties included.
*The counties mentioned in the notes are excluded.

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