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.
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.
On average, there were 57,558● inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during the
month of August 2012. In comparison, in August 2011, there were 56,796 inmates incarcerated by
county facilities in Florida. This is a 1.3% increase from last year.
The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for August 2012:
August 2012 Jail Population Recap
58 out of 67 counties provided breakdown information. Out of the total 54,061 inmates from this
group, there were 45,438 adult males (84.0%), 8,096 adult females (15.0%), 507 juvenile males
(0.9%), and 20 juvenile females (less than 0.1%).
The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention
facilities for the past several years; maintaining an approximate ratio of one female for every 6.5
78.5% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 16.0% were
detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.5% of the total population.
Juveniles accounted for only 527 or 1.0% of the overall inmate population. Most juveniles
(97.5%) were charged with felonies.
The majority (45,945, 85.0%) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in August 2012
offenders held for trial represented 59.7% of the inmate population.
In August 2012, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.0 per 1,000 county
residents based on the population estimates for April 1, 2011. 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, 2009.
Incarceration rates ranged from a low of 1.6 in Flagler County, to a high of 17.2 in Baker County . (No
counties are excluded, see notes)
During the month of August 2012, 32,289 of the inmates housed in county detention facilities
were classified as pretrial or “awaiting trial.” Of these, 28,038 offenders (86.8%) were
awaiting trial for felony offenses while 4,251 (13.2%) were detained for misdemeanor violations. Of
the 58 counties reporting, 52.6% 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:
Calhoun, Clay, Escambia, Flagler, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Liberty
The above is annotated by the following symbols: ● All counties included.
* The counties mentioned in the notes are excluded.