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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

2A: Offender Characteristics

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR 2001/02 FISCAL YEAR 2002/03 FISCAL YEAR 2003/04
TOTAL RELEASES 26,299 26,599 29,082
Gender
Male 23,876 90.8% 24,148 90.8% 26,199 90.1%
Female 2,423 9.2% 2,451 9.2% 2,883 9.9%
Race
White 11,634 44.2% 11,985 45.1% 13,485 46.4%
Black 14,064 53.5% 13,974 52.5% 14,889 51.2%
Other 601 2.3% 640 2.4% 708 2.4%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 2,196 8.4% 2,295 8.6% 2,518 8.7%
Non-Hispanic 24,103 91.6% 24,304 91.4% 26,564 91.3%
Age            
17 & Under 78 0.3% 35 0.1% 49 0.2%
18-24 5,260 20.0% 5,284 19.9% 5,680 19.5%
25-34 8,613 32.8% 8,515 32.0% 9,379 32.3%
35-49 10,584 40.2% 10,818 40.7% 11,706 40.3%
50-59 1,424 5.4% 1,581 5.9% 1,822 6.3%
60+ 339 1.3% 366 1.4% 446 1.5%
Unknown 1 0.0% 0 0.0% - 0.0%
Average Age at Release 34.2 YEARS 34.5 YEARS 34.7 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 16,963 64.5% 16,919 63.6% 17,808 61.2%
Minimum 7,257 27.6% 7,778 29.2% 8,935 30.7%
Moderate 1,732 6.6% 1,584 6.0% 1,828 6.3%
Severe 80 0.3% 71 0.3% 73 0.3%
Unknown 267 1.0% 247 0.9% 438 1.5%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 22,812 86.7% 22,846 85.9% 24,727 85.0%
Mild Impairment 807 3.1% 874 3.3% 1,208 4.2%
Moderate Impairment 2,360 9.0% 2,534 9.5% 2,746 9.4%
Severe Impairment 69 0.3% 65 0.2% 74 0.3%
Assigned to Care Unit 31 0.1% 44 0.2% 44 0.2%
Unknown 220 0.8% 236 0.9% 283 1.0%
County of Release
Broward 2,515 9.6% 2,464 9.3% 2,450 8.4%
Dade 2,280 8.7% 2,206 8.3% 2,275 7.8%
Hillsborough 2,081 7.9% 2,066 7.8% 2,200 7.6%
Orange 1,713 6.5% 1,754 6.6% 1,879 6.5%
Pinellas 1,483 5.6% 1,483 5.6% 1,646 5.7%
All Others* 16,227 61.7% 16,626 62.5% 18,632 64.1%
Circuit of Release
Circuit 17 2,515 9.6% 2,464 9.3% 2,450 8.4%
Circuit 11 2,280 8.7% 2,207 8.3% 2,275 7.8%
Circuit 13 2,081 7.9% 2,066 7.8% 2,200 7.6%
Circuit 9 1,912 7.3% 1,961 7.4% 2,152 7.4%
Circuit 6 1,844 7.0% 1,864 7.0% 2,111 7.3%
All Others** 15,667 59.6% 16,037 60.3% 17,894 61.5%
Average Months Served 37.0   37.7   36.6  
Average % Sentence Served 82.8%   83.7%   85.1%  
Supervision to follow
Yes 9,403 35.8% 9,478 35.6% 10,406 35.8%
No 16,896 64.2% 17,121 64.4% 18,676 64.2%
* 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.