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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 2010

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 55,275 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2010 for facilities that provided demographic information. To compare with last year's figures, this year's count of 55,275 inmates represents a 4.3% decrease in this inmate population from that reported for the previous year.

Data Collected with Demographics: 2008 - 61,500; 2009 - 57,768; 2010 - 55,275. Data Not Received: 2008 - 4,049; 2009 - 2,638; 2010 - 2,986.

2010 Jail Population Recap

  • For those inmates in which demographics were reported, the statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2010 include 46,911 adult males (86.0%), 7,716 adult females (14.0%), 625 juvenile males (1.1%) and 23 juvenile females (less than 0.1%).
  • 78.6% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 16.9% were detained for misdemeanor crimes.  All others confined amounted to 4.6% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for 648 or 1.2% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (625) being male.  Most juveniles (97.2%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (86.0% or 47,536) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2010 were male.

Pretrial Population Levels

The percentage of jailed inmates awaiting trial in Florida fell during 2010, but on average, 58.0% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2010 were pretrial. See chart below for 2010 average pretrial percentages.

Average Percent Pretrial in 2010

Chart shows the decline in Average Percent Pretrial from January to May of 2010 from 69.0% to 57.8, then peaked at 58.8 in June.

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