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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

7A: Violent Offender Releases

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR 2002/03 FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 FISCAL YEAR 2004/05
TOTAL RELEASES 9,158 9,408 9,898
Gender
Male 8,538 93.2% 8,718 92.7% 9,184 92.8%
Female 620 6.8% 690 7.3% 714 7.2%
Race
White 4,298 46.9% 4,606 49.0% 4,763 48.1%
Black 4,603 50.3% 4,543 48.3% 4,861 49.1%
Other 255 2.8% 259 2.8% 273 2.8%
Unknown 2 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.0%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 917 10.0% 937 10.0% 999 10.1%
Non-Hispanic 8,241 90.0% 8,471 90.0% 8,899 89.9%
Age
17 & under 27 0.3% 24 0.3% 16 0.2%
18-24 1,858 20.3% 1,848 19.6% 1,801 18.2%
25-34 2,967 32.4% 3,052 32.4% 3,257 32.9%
35-49 3,488 38.1% 3,614 38.4% 3,887 39.3%
50-59 602 6.6% 625 6.6% 699 7.1%
60 + 216 2.4% 245 2.6% 238 2.4%
Unknown 0 0.0% 0 0.0%   0.0%
Average Age at Release 34.6 YEARS 34.9 YEARS 35.2 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 5,845 63.8% 5,712 60.7% 5,168 52.2%
Minimum 2,575 28.1% 2,862 30.4% 2,583 26.1%
Moderate 613 6.7% 636 6.8% 535 5.4%
Severe 36 0.4% 37 0.4% 18 0.2%
Unknown 89 1.0% 161 1.7% 1,594 16.1%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 7,763 84.8% 7,878 83.7% 8,299 83.8%
Mild Impairment 315 3.4% 400 4.3% 408 4.1%
Moderate Impairment 926 10.1% 963 10.2% 991 10.0%
Severe Impairment 43 0.5% 32 0.3% 36 0.4%
Assigned to Care Unit 25 0.3% 23 0.2% 27 0.3%
Unknown 86 0.9% 112 1.2% 137 1.4%
Offense Type
Murder/Manslaughter 878 9.6% 804 8.5% 815 8.2%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 1,602 17.5% 1,499 15.9% 1,568 15.8%
Robbery 2,457 26.8% 2,467 26.2% 2,603 26.3%
Violent, Other 3,723 40.7% 4,113 43.7% 4,388 44.3%
Burglary 357 3.9% 368 3.9% 376 3.8%
Weapons 133 1.5% 149 1.6% 133 1.3%
Other 8 0.1% 8 0.1% 15 0.2%
County of Release
Dade 933 10.2% 932 9.9% 917 9.3%
Hillsborough 623 6.8% 668 7.1% 694 7.0%
Broward 676 7.4% 620 6.6% 692 7.0%
Orange 584 6.4% 588 6.3% 563 5.7%
Duval 492 5.4% 523 5.6% 585 5.9%
Pinellas 499 5.4% 512 5.4% 522 5.3%
All Others 5,351 58.4% 5,565 59.2% 5,925 59.9%
Average Months Served 52.5 52.3 52.4
Average % Sentence Served 80.2% 82.4% 82.7%
Supervision
Yes 4,734 51.7% 4,867 51.7% 5,050 51.0%
No 4,424 48.3% 4,541 48.3% 4,848 49.0%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A