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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

2A: Offender Characteristics

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR 1998/99 FISCAL YEAR 1999/00 FISCAL YEAR 2000/01
TOTAL RELEASES
23,025
24,317
26,805
Gender
Male
21,147
91.8%
22,393
92.1%
24,522
91.5%
Female
1,878
8.2%
1,924
7.9%
2,283
8.5%
Race
White
9,802
42.6%
10,318
42.4%
11,826
44.1%
Black
12,782
55.5%
13,515
55.6%
14,418
53.8%
Other
441
1.9%
484
2.0%
561
2.1%
Ethnicity
Hispanic
1,854
8.1%
1,932
7.9%
2,169
8.1%
Non-Hispanic
21,171
91.9%
22,385
92.1%
24,636
91.9%
Age
17 & Under
105
0.5%
95
0.4%
92
0.3%
18-24
4,589
19.9%
4,852
20.0%
5,448
20.3%
25-34
8,349
36.3%
8,426
34.7%
8,931
33.3%
35-49
8,730
37.9%
9,469
38.9%
10,646
39.7%
50-59
934
4.1%
1,135
4.7%
1,297
4.8%
60+
309
1.3%
324
1.3%
369
1.4%
Unknown
9
0.0%
16
0.1%
22
0.1%
Average Age at Release
33.4YEARS
33.7 YEARS
33.9 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted
12,872
55.9%
14,481
59.6%
18,014
67.2%
Minimum
7,963
34.6%
7,528
31.0%
6,410
23.9%
Moderate
1,745
7.6%
1,792
7.4%
1,894
7.1%
Severe
353
1.5%
337
1.4%
171
0.6%
Unknown
92
0.4%
179
0.7%
316
1.2%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder
20,514
89.1%
21,535
88.6%
23,507
87.7%
Mild Impairment
605
2.6%
698
2.9%
808
3.0%
Moderate Impairment
1,723
7.5%
1,888
7.8%
2,153
8.0%
Severe Impairment
53
0.2%
77
0.3%
83
0.3%
Assigned to Care Unit
45
0.2%
39
0.2%
37
0.1%
Unknown
85
0.4%
80
0.3%
217
0.8%
County of Release
Broward
2,388
10.4%
2,487
10.2%
2,835
10.6%
Dade
2,140
9.3%
2,263
9.3%
2,357
8.8%
Hillsborough
2,048
8.9%
1,966
8.1%
2,136
8.0%
Orange
1,166
5.1%
1,359
5.6%
1,740
6.5%
Pinellas
1,278
5.6%
1,351
5.6%
1,599
6.0%
All Others*
14,005
60.8%
14,891
61.2%
16,138
60.2%
Circuit of Release
Circuit 17
2,388
10.4%
2,487
10.2%
2,834
10.6%
Circuit 11
2,140
9.3%
2,263
9.3%
2,357
8.8%
Circuit 13
2,048
8.9%
1,966
8.1%
2,136
8.0%
Circuit 6
1,613
7.0%
1,694
7.0%
1,960
7.3%
Circuit 9
1,310
5.7%
1,533
6.3%
1,933
7.2%
All Others**
13,526
58.7%
14,374
59.1%
15,585
58.1%
Average Months Served
38.0
39.2
36.8
Average % Sentence Served
75.8%
78.8%
82.1%
Supervision to follow
Yes
8,773
38.1%
9,086
37.4%
9,476
35.4%
No
14,252
61.9%
15,231
62.6%
17,329
64.6%
* Includes release to federal custody, unknown destination, death and other counties.
** Includes the above and also all other circuits.

NOTES:

  1. Life sentences are excluded from time served data, as are some permanent release types and any cases with missing observations.
  2. Please see Appendix for definition of violent and definition of time-served calculation.