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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 2002/03 FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 FISCAL YEAR 2004/05
TOTAL RELEASES 26,599 29,082 31,537
Gender
Male 24,148 90.8% 26,199 90.1% 28,301 89.7%
Female 2,451 9.2% 2,883 9.9% 3,236 10.3%
Race
White 11,985 45.1% 13,485 46.4% 14,683 46.6%
Black 13,974 52.5% 14,889 51.2% 16,059 50.9%
Other 640 2.4% 708 2.4% 795 2.5%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 2,295 8.6% 2,518 8.7% 2,717 8.6%
Non-Hispanic 24,304 91.4% 26,564 91.3% 28,820 91.4%
Age            
17 & Under 35 0.1% 49 0.2% 33 0.1%
18-24 5,284 19.9% 5,680 19.5% 5,703 18.1%
25-34 8,515 32.0% 9,379 32.3% 10,331 32.8%
35-49 10,818 40.7% 11,706 40.3% 12,863 40.8%
50-59 1,581 5.9% 1,822 6.3% 2,154 6.8%
60+ 366 1.4% 446 1.5% 453 1.4%
Unknown 0 0.0% - 0.0% - 0.0%
Average Age at Release 34.5 YEARS 34.7 YEARS 35.0 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 16,919 63.6% 17,808 61.2% 15,940 50.5%
Minimum 7,778 29.2% 8,935 30.7% 7,609 24.1%
Moderate 1,584 6.0% 1,828 6.3% 1,502 4.8%
Severe 71 0.3% 73 0.3% 54 0.2%
Unknown 247 0.9% 438 1.5% 6,432 20.4%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 22,846 85.9% 24,727 85.0% 27,243 86.4%
Mild Impairment 874 3.3% 1,208 4.2% 1,053 3.3%
Moderate Impairment 2,534 9.5% 2,746 9.4% 2,767 8.8%
Severe Impairment 65 0.2% 74 0.3% 75 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 44 0.2% 44 0.2% 39 0.1%
Unknown 236 0.9% 283 1.0% 360 1.1%
County of Release
Broward 2,464 9.3% 2,450 8.4% 2,503 7.9%
Dade 2,206 8.3% 2,275 7.8% 2,323 7.4%
Hillsborough 2,066 7.8% 2,200 7.6% 2,549 8.1%
Orange 1,754 6.6% 1,879 6.5% 1,894 6.0%
Pinellas 1,483 5.6% 1,646 5.7% 1,691 5.4%
All Others* 16,626 62.5% 18,632 64.1% 20,577 65.2%
Circuit of Release
Circuit 17 2,464 9.3% 2,450 8.4% 2,503 7.9%
Circuit 11 2,066 7.8% 2,200 7.6% 2,549 8.1%
Circuit 13 2,207 8.3% 2,275 7.8% 2,323 7.4%
Circuit 9 1,961 7.4% 2,152 7.4% 2,191 6.9%
Circuit 6 1,864 7.0% 2,111 7.3% 2,179 6.9%
All Others** 16,037 60.3% 17,894 61.5% 19,792 62.8%
Average Months Served 37.7   36.6   36.2  
Average % Sentence Served 83.7%   85.1%   85.5%  
Supervision to follow
Yes 9,478 35.6% 10,406 35.8% 11,213 35.6%
No 17,121 64.4% 18,676 64.2% 20,324 64.4%
* 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.