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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

2A: Offender Characteristics

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR
1996/97 1997/98 1998/99
TOTAL RELEASES 23866 23065 23025
       
Gender            
Male 21,872 91.6% 21,238 92.1% 21,147 91.8%
Female 1,994 8.4% 1,827 7.9% 1,878 8.2%
Race            
White 10,253 43.0% 9,817 42.6% 9,802 42.6%
Black 13,220 55.4% 12,814 55.6% 12,782 55.5%
Other 393 1.6% 434 1.9% 441 1.9%
Ethnicity            
Hispanic 1,549 6.5% 1,698 7.4% 1,854 8.1%
Non-Hispanic 22,317 93.5% 21,367 92.6% 21,171 91.9%
Age            
17 & Under 100 0.4% 101 0.4% 105 0.5%
18-24 4,707 19.7% 4,858 21.1% 4,589 19.9%
25-34 9,523 39.9% 8,780 38.1% 8,349 36.3%
35-49 8,469 35.5% 8,118 35.2% 8,730 37.9%
50-59 812 3.4% 933 4.0% 934 4.1%
60+ 254 1.1% 273 1.2% 309 1.3%
Unknown 1 0.0% 2 0.0% 9 0.0%
Average Age at Release 32.9 YEARS 32.9 YEARS 33.4 YEARS
       
Custody Classification            
Minimum 12,052 50.5% 11,090 48.1% 10,963 47.6%
Medium 8,121 34.0% 8,091 35.1% 8,138 35.3%
Close 3,504 14.7% 3,734 16.2% 3,806 16.5%
Maximum 0 0.0% 2 0.0% 2 0.0%
Unknown 189 0.8% 148 0.6% 116 0.5%
Medical Grade            
Unrestricted 13,562 56.8% 12,931 56.1% 12,872 55.9%
Minimum 8,104 34.0% 7,989 34.6% 7,963 34.6%
Moderate 1,706 7.1% 1,637 7.1% 1,745 7.6%
Severe 368 1.5% 396 1.7% 353 1.5%
Unknown 126 0.5% 112 0.5% 91 0.4%
Psychological Grade            
No Disorder 21,948 92.0% 20,829 90.3% 20,514 89.1%
Mild Impairment 508 2.1% 558 2.4% 605 2.6%
Moderate Impairment 1,204 5.0% 1,491 6.5% 1,723 7.5%
Severe Impairment 43 0.2% 37 0.2% 53 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 34 0.1% 34 0.1% 45 0.2%
Unknown 129 0.5% 116 0.5% 85 0.4%
County of Release            
Broward 2,557 10.7% 2,608 11.3% 2,388 10.4%
Hillsborough 2,324 9.7% 2,097 9.1% 2,048 8.9%
Dade 2,254 9.4% 2,049 8.9% 2,140 9.3%
Pinellas 1,467 6.1% 1,389 6.0% 1,278 5.6%
Orange 1,313 5.5% 1,174 5.1% 1,166 5.1%
All Others* 13,951 58.5% 13,748 59.6% 14,005 60.8%
Circuit of Release            
Circuit 17 2,557 10.7% 2,608 11.3% 2,388 10.4%
Circuit 13 2,324 9.7% 2,097 9.1% 2,048 8.9%
Circuit 11 2,254 9.4% 2,049 8.9% 2,140 9.3%
Circuit 6 1,815 7.6% 1,774 7.7% 1,613 7.0%
Circuit 9 1,496 6.3% 1,346 5.8% 1,310 5.7%
All Others** 13,420 56.2% 13,191 57.2% 13,526 58.7%
             
Average Months Served 36 37.6 38
             
Average % Sentence Served 65.9% 71.8% 75.8%
             
Supervision to follow      
Yes 8,444 35.4% 8,822 38.2% 8,773 38.1%
No 15,422 64.6% 14,243 61.8% 14,252 61.9%
* 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.