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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 FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR
1996/97 1997/98 1998/99
             
TOTAL RELEASES 8,798 9,025 8,887
             
Gender            
Male 8,281 94.1% 8,460 93.7% 8,318 93.6%
Female 517 5.9% 565 6.3% 569 6.4%
Race            
White 3,898 44.3% 3,908 43.3% 3,881 43.7%
Black 4,718 53.6% 4,930 54.6% 4,811 54.1%
Other 179 2.0% 187 2.1% 194 2.2%
Unknown 3 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.0%
Ethnicity            
Hispanic 664 7.5% 742 8.2% 781 8.8%
Non-Hispanic 8,134 92.5% 8,283 91.8% 8,106 91.2%
Age            
17 & under 49 0.6% 57 0.6% 63 0.7%
18-24 1,830 20.8% 2,026 22.5% 1,946 21.9%
25-34 3,478 39.5% 3,398 37.7% 3,245 36.5%
35-49 2,934 33.3% 2,955 32.7% 3,014 33.9%
50-59 339 3.9% 424 4.7% 420 4.7%
60 + 168 1.9% 163 1.8% 191 2.2%
Unknown 0 0.0% 2 0.0% 8 0.1%
Average Age at Release 32.9 YEARS 32.9 YEARS 33.2 YEARS
           
Custody Classification            
Minimum 3,385 38.5% 3,454 38.3% 3,352 37.7%
Medium 3,624 41.2% 3,702 41.0% 3,585 40.3%
Maximum 0 0.0% 2 0.0% 0 0.0%
Close 1,706 19.4% 1,806 20.0% 1,910 21.5%
Unknown 83 0.9% 61 0.7% 38 0.4%
Medical Grade            
Unrestricted 5,028 57.1% 5,117 56.7% 5,067 57.0%
Minimum 2,859 32.5% 3,002 33.3% 2,973 33.5%
Moderate 661 7.5% 664 7.4% 646 7.3%
Severe 192 2.2% 203 2.2% 168 1.9%
Unknown 58 0.7% 39 0.4% 33 0.4%
Psychological Grade            
No Disorder 7,996 90.9% 8,066 89.4% 7,877 88.6%
Mild Impairment 189 2.1% 228 2.5% 251 2.8%
Moderate Impairment 514 5.8% 645 7.1% 673 7.6%
Severe Impairment 25 0.3% 22 0.2% 28 0.3%
Assigned to Care Unit 16 0.2% 22 0.2% 27 0.3%
Unknown 58 0.7% 42 0.5% 31 0.3%
             
Offense Type            
Murder/Manslaughter 1,115 12.7% 882 9.8% 983 11.1%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 1,324 15.0% 1,387 15.4% 1,279 14.4%
Robbery 2,806 31.9% 2,995 33.2% 2,842 32.0%
Violent, Other 3,068 34.9% 3,202 35.5% 3,229 36.3%
Burglary 298 3.4% 360 4.0% 371 4.2%
Weapons 183 2.1% 197 2.2% 177 2.0%
Other 4 0.0% 2 0.0% 6 0.1%
County of Release            
Dade 958 10.9% 964 10.7% 971 10.9%
Broward 837 9.5% 884 9.8% 784 8.8%
Hillsborough 813 9.2% 773 8.6% 768 8.6%
Pinellas 483 5.5% 494 5.5% 469 5.3%
Orange 499 5.7% 496 5.5% 498 5.6%
All Others 5,208 59.2% 5,414 60.0% 5,397 60.7%
Average Months Served 46.7 46.3 47.7
             
Average % Sentence Served 64.8% 69.5% 72.7%
             
Supervision            
Yes 4,409 50.1% 4,732 52.4% 4,672 52.6%
No 4,389 49.9% 4,293 47.6% 4,215 47.4%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served