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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

7A: Violent Offender Releases

Characteristics Fiscal Year
1994/95
Fiscal Year
1995/96
Fiscal Year
1996/97
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
TOTAL RELEASES 8,919 9,411 11,047
Gender
Male 8,325 93.3% 8,851 94.0% 10,406 94.2%
Female 594 6.7% 560 6.0% 641 5.8%
Race
White 3,944 44.2% 4,132 43.9% 5,156 46.7%
Black 4,790 53.7% 5,083 54.0% 5,669 51.3%
Other 181 2.0% 193 2.1% 219 2.0%
Unknown 4 0.0% 3 0.0% 3 0.0%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 532 6.0% 613 6.5% 834 7.5%
Non-Hispanic 8,387 94.0% 8,798 93.5% 10,213 92.5%
Age at Time of Release
17 & Under 92 1.0% 62 0.7% 65 0.6%
18-24 2,363 26.5% 2,399 25.5% 2,435 22.0%
25-34 3,587 40.2% 3,801 40.4% 4,442 40.2%
35-49 2,462 27.6% 2,699 28.7% 3,573 32.3%
50-59 283 3.2% 304 3.2% 362 3.3%
60+ 132 1.5% 146 1.6% 170 1.5%
Average Age at Release 31.4 Years 31.7 Years 32.4 Years
Custody Classification
Minimum 4,371 49.0% 4,134 43.9% 4,668 42.3%
Medium 3,233 36.2% 3,591 38.2% 4,284 38.8%
Maximum 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 0 0.0%
Close 1,226 13.7% 1,618 17.2% 2,008 18.2%
Unknown 88 1.0% 66 0.7% 87 0.8%
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 5,739 64.3% 5,659 60.1% 6,379 57.7%
Minimum 2,187 24.5% 2,729 29.0% 3,602 32.6%
Moderate 750 8.4% 780 8.3% 794 7.2%
Severe 195 2.2% 214 2.3% 212 1.9%
Unknown 48 0.5% 29 0.3% 60 0.5%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 8,313 93.2% 8,691 92.3% 10,068 91.1%
Mild Impairment 178 2.0% 221 2.3% 233 2.1%
Moderate Impairment 339 3.8% 422 4.5% 638 5.8%
Severe Impairment 20 0.2% 23 0.2% 28 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 17 0.2% 17 0.2% 20 0.2%
Unknown 52 0.6% 37 0.4% 60 0.5%
Offense Category
Murder, Manslaughter 723 8.1% 795 8.4% 1,115 10.1%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 1,182 13.3% 1,113 11.8% 1,324 12.0%
Robbery 2,327 26.1% 2,573 27.3% 2,806 25.4%
Violent, Other 2,612 29.3% 2,718 28.9% 3,068 27.8%
Burglary 1,931 21.7% 2,046 21.7% 2,547 23.1%
Weapons 144 1.6% 164 1.7% 183 1.7%
Other 0 0.0% 2 0.0% 4 0.0%
County of Release
Dade 1,055 11.8% 1,063 11.3% 1,130 10.2%
Broward 888 10.0% 951 10.1% 1,041 9.4%
Hillsborough 814 9.1% 839 8.9% 1,001 9.1%
Pinellas 629 7.1% 607 6.4% 645 5.8%
Orange 538 6.0% 549 5.8% 624 5.6%
All Others 4,995 56.0% 5,402 57.4% 6,606 59.8%
Average Months Served 34.8 38.8 44.0
Average % Sentence Served 54.7% 62.5% 65.4%
Supervision
Yes 5,580 62.6% 4,450 47.3% 5,134 46.5%
No 3,339 37.4% 4,491 52.7% 5,913 53.5%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served