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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

Inmate Profile Summary
County Detention Facilities

This County Detention Facilities Summary provides an annual profile of Florida's detention facility inmate populations. Monthly Average Daily Population (ADP) figures include male, female, adult and juvenile inmates. The information in this report was collected by the Department of Corrections from the individual institutions as mandated by F.S. 951.23(2).

Table 1 illustrates county jail populations over an eight-year period (2005 - 2012). The 2012 population figures are arranged into felony, misdemeanor and "other" subcategories in Table 2 and Table 2A. "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 (substance abuse) Acts. Within both 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 3 lists average 2012 populations by facility and by month. Table 4 and Table 5 shows the average 2012 felony and misdemeanor (respectively) pretrial populations by facility and month. Table 6 features the average 2012 populations at county jails and average incarceration rates by county. Table 7 again lists average 2012 populations by facility and by month, with additional statistics applied to the averages. Finally, Table 8 categorizes groups of counties dependent upon Average Incarceration rates for those counties for 2012.

Miscellaneous Information

Non-Reporting Facilities

Due to varying circumstances, several facilities did not report at various times during the year and, therefore, are not included in the statewide totals. These need to be taken into consideration when referring to the numbers presented in this report.

Beginning August 2007 the standard practice of omitting those facilities that did not report was changed somewhat. In order to publish more accurate totals for the overall state jail population, if a facility did not report that month, the facility was either asked to provide its average daily population for that month instead or a total from a previous report was used. So, although demographics for that facility are not available for that month, through this report, its simple total population count or estimation for that month is available.

For simplicity we present these statistics in two sections. Section I includes information that was provided by the facilities in which all requested demographic numbers were reported. In Section II we combine this information with the facilities that did not produce requested demographics for the selected months. The following is a list of counties that had facilities which did not turn in a report, for a reporting month, during 2012.

JANUARY (5)
Flagler, Franklin, Hamilton, Liberty, Walton

FEBRUARY (6)
Calhoun, Flagler, Holmes, Indian River, Marion, Walton

MARCH (10)
Calhoun, Miami-Dade, Flagler, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Levy, Liberty, Sumter, Walton

APRIL (9)
Calhoun, Flagler, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Holmes, Jefferson, Liberty, St. Johns, Walton

MAY (7)
Calhoun, Flagler, Franklin, Holmes, Liberty, Union, Walton

JUNE (6)
Calhoun, Clay, Flagler, Holmes, Liberty, Walton

JULY (7)
Calhoun, Escambia, Flagler, Holmes, Liberty, Union, Walton

AUGUST (9)
Calhoun, Clay, Escambia, Flagler, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Liberty

SEPTEMBER (8)
Calhoun, Columbia, Flagler, Franklin, Holmes, Jackson, Lake, Liberty

OCTOBER (8)
Calhoun, Flagler, Gadsden, Holmes, Lake, Liberty, Sumter, Union

NOVEMBER (6)
Calhoun, Miami-Dade, Flagler, Holmes, Lake, Liberty

DECEMBER (5)
Calhoun, Flagler, Holmes, Jefferson, Liberty

Please note: Some of the preceding months had a relatively large number of facilities not reporting. The exclusion of these facilities in the statewide totals has a significant impact. Please take into consideration, for these months, the statewide totals and demographic statistics are less-than accurate representations of the jail activity in Florida. 

Questions pertaining to the statistics in this report or about the mailing list or report submission should be directed to the Florida Department of Corrections, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis at (850) 717-1801.

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