|Florida County Detention Facilities'
Average Inmate Population
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.
The Jail Population Summary (Table 4) lists detention center totals for the year to date.
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On average, there were 65,462 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of January 2008. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for January 2008:January 2008 Jail Population Recap
In January 2008, 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, November, 2007. Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.1 in Union County, to a high of 8.5 in Franklin County . (No counties are excluded, see notes)Pretrial Population Levels
During the month of January 2008, 39,246 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as pretrial or “awaiting trial.” Of these, 33,067 offenders (84.3%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 6,179 (15.7%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 61 counties reporting, 75.4% 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, Jefferson, Lake, Nassau, Walton