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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

2A: Offender Characteristics

Release Type Fiscal Year
1994/95
Fiscal Year
1995/96
Fiscal Year
1996/97
TOTAL RELEASES 21,726 22,141 23,866
Gender
Male 19,772 91.0% 20,084 90.7% 21,872 91.6%
Female 1,953 9.0% 2,057 9.3% 1,994 8.4%
Unknown 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Race
White 8,793 40.5% 8,882 40.1% 10,253 43.0%
Black 12,521 57.6% 12,885 58.2% 13,220 55.4%
Other 412 1.9% 374 1.7% 393 1.6%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 1,200 5.5% 1,268 5.7% 1,549 6.5%
Non-Hispanic 20,526 94.5% 20,873 94.3% 22,317 93.5%
Age
17 & Under 150 0.7% 92 0.4% 100 0.4%
18-24 4,931 22.7% 4,781 21.6% 4,707 19.7%
25-34 9,086 41.8% 9,001 40.7% 9,523 39.9%
35-49 6,724 30.9% 7,373 33.3% 8,469 35.5%
50-59 623 2.9% 663 3.0% 812 3.4%
60+ 211 1.0% 231 1.0% 254 1.1%
Unknown 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.0%
Average Age at Release 31.9 years 32.3 years 32.9 years
Custody Classification
Minimum 12,620 58.1% 11,693 52.8% 12,052 50.5%
Medium 6,615 30.4% 7,326 33.1% 8,121 34.0%
Close 2,273 10.5% 2,962 13.4% 3,504 14.7%
Maximum 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 0 0.0%
Unknown 217 1.0% 158 0.7% 189 0.8%
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 13,775 63.4% 13,172 59.5% 13,562 56.8%
Minimum 5,600 25.8% 6,710 30.3% 8,104 34.0%
Moderate 1,826 8.4% 1,798 8.1% 1,706 7.1%
Severe 378 1.7% 369 1.7% 368 1.5%
Unknown 147 0.7% 92 0.4% 126 0.5%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 20,368 93.7% 20,551 92.8% 21,948 92.0%
Mild Impairment 416 1.9% 443 2.0% 508 2.1%
Moderate Impairment 723 3.3% 967 4.4% 1,204 5.0%
Severe Impairment 32 0.1% 43 0.2% 43 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 25 0.1% 29 0.1% 34 0.1%
Unknown 162 0.7% 108 0.5% 129 0.5%
Region of Release
Region I 1,800 8.3% 1,885 8.5% 2,070 8.7%
Region II 2,595 11.9% 2,603 11.8% 3,041 12.7%
Region III 2,837 13.1% 2,788 12.6% 3,039 12.7%
Region IV 6,120 28.2% 6,495 29.3% 6,544 27.4%
Region V 6,226 28.7% 6,170 27.9% 6,569 27.5%
Other* 2,148 9.9% 2,200 9.9% 2,603 10.9%
County of Release
Broward 2,310 10.6% 2,697 12.2% 2557 10.7%
Hillsborough 2,295 10.6% 2,172 9.8% 2,324 9.7%
Dade 2,333 10.7% 2,216 10.0% 2,254 9.4%
Pinellas 1,654 7.6% 1,503 6.8% 1,467 6.1%
Orange 1,277 5.9% 1,301 5.9% 1,313 5.5%
All Others* 11,857 54.6% 12,252 55.3% 13,951 58.5%
Circuit of Release
Circuit 17 2,310 10.6% 2,697 12.2% 2,557 10.7%
Circuit 13 2,295 10.6% 2,172 9.8% 2,324 9.7%
Circuit 11 2,333 10.7% 2,216 10.0% 2,254 9.4%
Circuit 6 1,984 9.1% 1,814 8.2% 1,815 7.6%
Circuit 9 1,372 6.3% 1,424 6.4% 1,496 6.3%
All Others** 11,432 52.6% 11,818 53.4% 13,420 56.2%
Average Months Served 27.3 31.4 36.0
Average % Sentence Served 51.0% 62.8% 65.9%
Supervision to Follow
Yes 13,649 62.8% 7,899 35.7% 8,444 35.4%
No 8,077 37.2% 14,242 64.3% 15,422 64.6%