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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

7A: Violent Offender Releases

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR 2000/01 FISCAL YEAR 2001/02 FISCAL YEAR 2002/03
TOTAL RELEASES 9,348 9,142 9,158
Gender
Male 8,708 93.2% 8,509 93.1% 8,538 93.2%
Female 640 6.8% 633 6.9% 620 6.8%
Race
White 4,305 46.1% 4,260 46.6% 4,298 46.9%
Black 4,814 51.5% 4,672 51.1% 4,603 50.3%
Other 228 2.4% 210 2.3% 255 2.8%
Unknown 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.0%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 890 9.5% 866 9.5% 917 10.0%
Non-Hispanic 8,458 90.5% 8,276 90.5% 8,241 90.0%
Age
17 & under 44 0.5% 40 0.4% 27 0.3%
18-24 2,029 21.7% 1,872 20.5% 1,858 20.3%
25-34 3,110 33.3% 3,038 33.2% 2,967 32.4%
35-49 3,412 36.5% 3,445 37.7% 3,488 38.1%
50-59 513 5.5% 552 6.0% 602 6.6%
60 + 228 2.4% 194 2.1% 216 2.4%
Unknown 12 0.1% 1 0.0% 0 0.0%
Average Age at Release 34.0 years 34.2 years 34.6 years
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 6,276 67.1% 5,944 65.0% 5,845 63.8%
Minimum 2,183 23.4% 2,440 26.7% 2,575 28.1%
Moderate 712 7.6% 627 6.9% 613 6.7%
Severe 81 0.9% 43 0.5% 36 0.4%
Unknown 96 1.0% 88 1.0% 89 1.0%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 7,996 85.5% 7,800 85.3% 7,763 84.8%
Mild Impairment 323 3.5% 315 3.4% 315 3.4%
Moderate Impairment 891 9.5% 919 10.1% 926 10.1%
Severe Impairment 46 0.5% 30 0.3% 43 0.5%
Assigned to Care Unit 21 0.2% 6 0.1% 25 0.3%
Unknown 71 0.8% 72 0.8% 86 0.9%
Offense Type
Murder/Manslaughter 926 9.9% 838 9.2% 878 9.6%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 1,543 16.5% 1,494 16.3% 1,602 17.5%
Robbery 2,608 27.9% 2,540 27.8% 2,457 26.8%
Violent, Other 3,745 40.1% 3,713 40.6% 3,723 40.7%
Burglary 348 3.7% 387 4.2% 357 3.9%
Weapons 171 1.8% 165 1.8% 133 1.5%
Other 7 0.1% 5 0.1% 8 0.1%
County of Release
Dade 1,012 10.8% 987 10.8% 933 10.2%
Broward 779 8.3% 737 8.1% 676 7.4%
Hillsborough 673 7.2% 681 7.4% 623 6.8%
Pinellas 571 6.1% 501 5.5% 499 5.4%
Orange 578 6.2% 581 6.4% 584 6.4%
All Others 5,735 61.4% 5,655 61.9% 5,843 63.8%
Average Months Served 49.7 51.1 52.5
Average % Sentence Served 78.1% 79.1% 80.2%
Supervision
Yes 4,789 51.2% 4,853 53.1% 4,734 51.7%
No 4,559 48.8% 4,289 46.9% 4,424 48.3%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A