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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Section I

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary 2007

In Section I, only statistics from facilities that provided demographic information are considered. For a more complete, but less detailed picture about total jail population refer to Section II.

Average Daily Population

On the average, there were 63,424 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2007 for facilities that provided demographic information. To compare with last years figures, this year’s count of 63,424 inmates represents a 5.3% increase in the inmate population from that reported for the previous year. For those inmates in which demographics were reported, the statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2007 include 54,209 adult males (85.5%), 8,457 adult females (13.3%), 729 juvenile males (1.1%) and 29 juvenile females (less than 0.1%).

2007 Jail Population Recap

  • 76.0% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 19.2% were detained for misdemeanor crimes.  All others confined amounted to 4.8% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for 758 or 1.2% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (729) being male.  Most juveniles (97.5%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (86.6% or 54,938) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2007 were male.
  • On average, 61.6% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2007 were pretrial.

Pretrial Population Levels

The percentage of jailed inmates awaiting trial in Florida fluctuated mildly around 60% throughout the year.  Again, on average, 61.6% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2007 were pretrial.  See chart below for 2007 average pretrial percentages.

Average Percent Pretrial in 2007

Chart shows the decline in Average Percent Pretrial from January to May of 2007 from 59.9 to 558.5, then to 62.4 in December.

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