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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

2A: Offender Characteristics

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR
1997/98 1998/99 1999/00
TOTAL RELEASES 23,065 23,025 24,317
             
Gender            
Male 21,238 92.1% 21,147 91.8% 22,393 92.1%
Female 1,827 7.9% 1,878 8.2% 1,924 7.9%
Race            
White 9,817 42.6% 9,802 42.6% 10,318 42.4%
Black 12,814 55.6% 12,782 55.5% 13,515 55.6%
Other 434 1.9% 441 1.9% 484 2.0%
Ethnicity            
Hispanic 1,698 7.4% 1,854 8.1% 1,932 7.9%
Non-Hispanic 21,367 92.6% 21,171 91.9% 22,385 92.1%
Age            
17 & Under 101 0.4% 105 0.5% 95 0.4%
18-24 4,858 21.1% 4,589 19.9% 4,852 20.0%
25-34 8,780 38.1% 8,349 36.3% 8,426 34.7%
35-49 8,118 35.2% 8,730 37.9% 9,469 38.9%
50-59 933 4.0% 934 4.1% 1,135 4.7%
60+ 273 1.2% 309 1.3% 324 1.3%
Unknown 2 0.0% 9 0.0% 16 0.1%
Average Age at Release 32.9 YEARS 33.4 YEARS 33.7 YEARS
             
Custody Classification            
Minimum 11,090 48.1% 10,963 47.6% 11,147 45.8%
Medium 8,091 35.1% 8,138 35.3% 8,191 33.7%
Close 3,734 16.2% 3,806 16.5% 4,646 19.1%
Maximum 2 0.0% 2 0.0% 3 0.0%
Unknown 148 0.6% 116 0.5% 330 1.4%
Medical Grade            
Unrestricted 12,931 56.1% 12,872 55.9% 14,481 59.6%
Minimum 7,989 34.6% 7,963 34.6% 7,528 31.0%
Moderate 1,637 7.1% 1,745 7.6% 1,792 7.4%
Severe 396 1.7% 353 1.5% 337 1.4%
Unknown 112 0.5% 91 0.4% 179 0.7%
Psychological Grade            
No Disorder 20,829 90.3% 20,514 89.1% 21,535 88.6%
Mild Impairment 558 2.4% 605 2.6% 698 2.9%
Moderate Impairment 1,491 6.5% 1,723 7.5% 1,888 7.8%
Severe Impairment 37 0.2% 53 0.2% 77 0.3%
Assigned to Care Unit 34 0.1% 45 0.2% 39 0.2%
Unknown 116 0.5% 85 0.4% 80 0.3%
County of Release            
Broward 2,608 11.3% 2,388 10.4% 2,487 10.2%
Dade 2,049 8.9% 2,140 9.3% 2,263 9.3%
Hillsborough 2,097 9.1% 2,048 8.9% 1,966 8.1%
Orange 1,174 5.1% 1,166 5.1% 1,359 5.6%
Pinellas 1,389 6.0% 1,278 5.6% 1,351 5.6%
All Others* 13,748 59.6% 14,005 60.8% 14,891 61.2%
Circuit of Release            
Circuit 17 2,608 11.3% 2,388 10.4% 2,487 10.2%
Circuit 11 2,049 8.9% 2,140 9.3% 2,263 9.3%
Circuit 13 2,097 9.1% 2,048 8.9% 1,966 8.1%
Circuit 6 1,774 7.7% 1,613 7.0% 1,694 7.0%
Circuit 9 1,346 5.8% 1,310 5.7% 1,533 6.3%
All Others** 13,191 57.2% 13,526 58.7% 14,374 59.1%
Average Months Served 37.6 38.0 39.2
             
Average % Sentence Served 71.8% 75.8% 78.8%
             
Supervision to follow            
Yes 8,822 38.2% 8,773 38.1% 9,086 37.4%
No 14,243 61.8% 14,252 61.9% 15,231 62.6%
* 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.