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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

County Detention Facilities

May 2008

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.

Table of Contents:

Average Daily Population

On average, there were 66,484● inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the month of May 2008. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for May 2008:

May 2008 Jail Population Recap
(some counties are excluded, see notes)
  • 62 out of 67 counties provided breakdown information. Out of the total 63,986 inmates from this group, there were 54,572 adult males (85.3%), 8,543 adult females (13.4%), 838 juvenile males (1.3%), and 33 juvenile females (0.1%).
  • The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities for the past several years.
  • 76.7% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 18.6% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 4.6% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 871 or 1.4% of the overall inmate population. Most juveniles (99.1%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (55,410, 86.6%) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in May 2008 were male.
  • Offenders held for trial represented 60.9% of the inmate population.

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

Incarceration Rates

In May 2008, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.6 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 Flagler County, to a high of 9.3 in Franklin County . (No counties are excluded, see notes)

Pretrial Population Levels *

During the month of May 2008, 38,989 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities were classified as pretrial or “awaiting trial.” Of these, 33,183 offenders (85.1%) were awaiting trial for felony offenses while 5,806 (14.9%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of the 62 counties reporting, 45.5% 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, Flagler, Lake, Liberty, Nassau

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

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