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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Section I

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary 2012

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 53,618 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 2012 for facilities that provided demographic information. To compare with last year's figures, this year's count of 53,618 inmates represents a 6.4% decrease in this inmate population from that reported for the previous year.

Data Collected with Demographics: 2009 - 57,768; 2010 - 55,275; 2011 - 51,931; 2012 - 53,618. Data Not Received: 2009 - 7,781; 2010 - 5,131; 2011 - 6,330; 2012 - 2,691.

*Data Not Received based on estimates and figures explained in Section II.

2012 Jail Population Recap

  • For those inmates in which demographics were reported, the statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 2012 include 45,129 adult males (84.7%), 7,965 adult females (14.3%), 496 juvenile males (0.9%) and 28 juvenile females (less than 0.1%).
  • 78.5% of the total inmate population was incarcerated for felony offenses, while 15.9% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 5.4% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for 524 or 1.0% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (496) being male. Most juveniles (96.2%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (84.2% or 45,129) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 2012 were male.

Pretrial Population Levels

The percentage of jailed inmates awaiting trial in Florida increased during 2012, but on average, 58.2% of offenders in county detention facilities in 2012 were pretrial. See chart below for 2012 average pretrial percentages.

Average Percent Pretrial in 2012

Chart shows the up and down curve in Average Percent Pretrial from January to Dec of 2012 from 59.2% to 57.1 in March then increased to 59.9% in June, then fell to 58.2 in August, then peaked at 59.8 in October.