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Michael D. Crews, Secretary

7A: Violent Offender Releases

Characteristics Fiscal Year
1995/96
Fiscal Year
1996/97
Fiscal Year
1997/98
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
TOTAL RELEASES 7,645 8,798 9,025
Gender
Male 7,197 94.1% 8,281 94.1% 8,460 93.7%
Female 448 5.9% 517 5.9% 565 6.3%
Race
White 3,159 41.3% 3,898 44.3% 3,908 43.3%
Black 4,324 56.6% 4,718 53.6% 4,930 54.6%
Other 159 2.1% 179 2.0% 187 2.1%
Unknown 3 0.0% 3 0.0% 0 0.0%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 491 6.4% 664 7.5% 742 8.2%
Non-Hispanic 7,154 93.6% 8,134 92.5% 8,283 91.8%
Age at Time of Release
17 & Under 51 0.7% 49 0.6% 57 0.6%
18-24 1,885 24.7% 1,830 20.8% 2,026 22.5%
25-34 3,063 40.1% 3,478 39.5% 3,398 37.7%
35-49 2,216 29.0 2,934 33.3% 2,955 32.7%
50-59 285 3.7% 339 3.9% 424 4.7%
60+ 145 1.9% 168 1.9% 163 1.8%
unknown 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.0%
Average Age at Release 32.1Years 32.9 Years 32.9 Years
Custody Classification
Minimum 3,123 40.9% 3,385 38.5% 3,454 38.3%
Medium 3,052 39.9% 3,624 41.2% 3,702 41.0%
Maximum 2 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.0%
Close 1,411 18.5% 1,706 19.4% 1,806 20.0%
Unknown 57 0.7% 83 0.9% 61 0.7%
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 4,566 59.7% 5,028 57.1% 5,117 56.7%
Minimum 2,203 28.8% 2,859 32.5% 3,002 33.3%
Moderate 667 8.7% 661 7.5% 664 7.4%
Severe 182 2.4% 192 2.2% 203 2.2%
Unknown 27 0.4% 58 0.7% 39 0.4%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 7,054 92.3% 7,996 90.9% 8,066 89.4%
Mild Impairment 175 2.3% 189 2.1% 228 2.5%
Moderate Impairment 347 4.5% 514 5.8% 645 7.1%
Severe Impairment 20 0.3% 25 0.3% 22 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 16 0.2% 16 0.2% 22 0.2%
Unknown 33 0.4% 58 0.7% 42 0.5%
Offense Category
Murder, Manslaughter 795 10.4% 1,115 12.7% 882 9.8%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 1,113 14.6% 1,324 15.1% 1,387 15.4%
Robbery 2,573 33.7% 2,805 31.9% 2,995 33.2%
Violent, Other 2,718 35.6% 3,068 34.9% 3,202 35.5%
Burglary 280 3.7% 298 3.4% 360 4.0%
Weapons 164 2.1% 183 2.1% 197 2.2%
Other 2 0.0% 4 0.0% 2 0.0%
County of Release
Dade 910 11.9% 958 10.9% 964 10.7%
Broward 757 9.9% 837 9.5% 884 9.8%
Hillsborough 661 8.6% 813 9.2% 773 8.6%
Pinellas 487 6.4% 483 5.5% 494 5.5%
Orange 459 6.0% 499 5.7% 496 5.5%
All Others 4,371 57.2% 5,208 59.2% 5,414 60.0%
Average Months Served 41.0 46.7 46.3
Average % Sentence Served 62.0% 64.8% 69.5%
Supervision
Yes 3,889 50.9% 4,409 50.1% 4,732 52.4%
No 3,756 49.1% 4,389 49.9% 4,293 47.6%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served