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.
On average, there were 61,500 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2008 for facilities that provided demographic information. To compare with last years figures, this year’s count of 61,500 inmates represents a 3.0% decrease in the inmate population from that reported for the previous year. In recent history, trends in incarcerated populations in Florida typically increase from year to year. It is possible that this decrease is caused by missing data from the jails that did not report, however decreases such as this have happened in the past. A decrease of comparable magnitude occurred in 1999.For those inmates in which demographics were reported, the statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2008 include 52,472 adult males (85.3%), 8,177 adult females (13.3%), 820 juvenile males (1.3%) and 31 juvenile females (0.1%).
2008 Jail Population Recap
The percentage of jailed inmates awaiting trial in Florida fluctuated mildly around 60% throughout the year. On average, 61.4% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2008 were pretrial. See chart below for 2008 average pretrial percentages.