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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
1997/98 1998/99 1999/00
             
TOTAL RELEASES 9,025 8,887 9,228
             
Gender            
Male 8,460 93.7% 8,318 93.6% 8,676 94.0%
Female 565 6.3% 569 6.4% 552 6.0%
Race            
White 3,908 43.3% 3,881 43.7% 4,063 44.0%
Black 4,930 54.6% 4,811 54.1% 4,942 53.6%
Other 187 2.1% 194 2.2% 223 2.4%
Unknown 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 0 0.0%
Ethnicity            
Hispanic 742 8.2% 781 8.8% 839 9.1%
Non-Hispanic 8,283 91.8% 8,106 91.2% 8,389 90.9%
Age            
17 & under 57 0.6% 63 0.7% 63 0.7%
18-24 2,026 22.5% 1,946 21.9% 1,945 21.1%
25-34 3,398 37.7% 3,245 36.5% 3,255 35.3%
35-49 2,955 32.7% 3,014 33.9% 3,244 35.2%
50-59 424 4.7% 420 4.7% 499 5.4%
60 + 163 1.8% 191 2.2% 206 2.2%
Unknown 2 0.0% 8 0.1% 16 0.2%
Average Age at Release 32.9 YEARS 33.2 YEARS 33.7 YEARS
           
Custody Classification            
Minimum 3,454 38.3% 3,352 37.7% 3,147 34.1%
Medium 3,702 41.0% 3,585 40.3% 3,538 38.3%
Maximum 2 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 0.0%
Close 1,806 20.0% 1,910 21.5% 2,432 26.4%
Unknown 61 0.7% 38 0.4% 108 1.2%
Medical Grade            
Unrestricted 5,117 56.7% 5,067 57.0% 5,570 60.4%
Minimum 3,002 33.3% 2,973 33.5% 2,715 29.4%
Moderate 664 7.4% 646 7.3% 698 7.6%
Severe 203 2.2% 168 1.9% 185 2.0%
Unknown 39 0.4% 33 0.4% 60 0.7%
Psychological Grade            
No Disorder 8,066 89.4% 7,877 88.6% 8,099 87.8%
Mild Impairment 228 2.5% 251 2.8% 289 3.1%
Moderate Impairment 645 7.1% 673 7.6% 753 8.2%
Severe Impairment 22 0.2% 28 0.3% 44 0.5%
Assigned to Care Unit 22 0.2% 27 0.3% 20 0.2%
Unknown 42 0.5% 31 0.3% 23 0.2%
Offense Type            
Murder/Manslaughter 882 9.8% 983 11.1% 1,088 11.8%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 1,387 15.4% 1,279 14.4% 1,368 14.8%
Robbery 2,995 33.2% 2,842 32.0% 2,870 31.1%
Violent, Other 3,202 35.5% 3,229 36.3% 3,346 36.3%
Burglary 360 4.0% 371 4.2% 383 4.2%
Weapons 197 2.2% 177 2.0% 171 1.9%
Other 2 0.0% 6 0.1% 2 0.0%
County of Release            
Dade 964 10.7% 971 10.9% 1,013 11.0%
Broward 884 9.8% 784 8.8% 766 8.3%
Hillsborough 773 8.6% 768 8.6% 701 7.6%
Pinellas 494 5.5% 469 5.3% 476 5.2%
Orange 496 5.5% 498 5.6% 562 6.1%
All Others 5,414 60.0% 5,397 60.7% 5,710 61.9%
Average Months Served 46.3 47.7 51.4
             
Average % Sentence Served 69.5% 72.7% 74.4%
             
Supervision            
Yes 4,732 52.4% 4,672 52.6% 4,806 52.1%
No 4,293 47.6% 4,215 47.4% 4,422 47.9%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served