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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Part III Comparative Description

Table 11 Mitigation Rates* Among Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category

Category Sentence Dates FY 1999 - 2000* Sentence Dates FY 2000 - 2001*
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,768   11,895  
55.5%   58.2%  
Mitigated Sanction 9,006   9,323  
42.5%   45.6%  
Mitigated Length 2,762 24.7 2,572 26.3
13.0%   12.6%  
Not Mitigated 9,431   8,529  
44.5%   41.8%  
Total 21,199   20,424  
100.0%   100.0%  
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code. Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the 25% permissible discretion existing within the Criminal Punishment Code. This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.

Figure 2 Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category

Chart showing 1994 Sentencing Guidelines:  45.0% Not Mitigated, 39.4% Mitigated Sanction, 15.5% Mitigated Length.
 
**Total points exceeding 44.0

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

1994 Sentencing Guidelines - Not Mitigated 89%, Mitigated Sanction 8%, Mitigated Length 3%.
 

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit Sentence Dates FY 1999 - 2000 Sentence Dates FY 2000 - 2001
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 740 212 28.6% 581 247 42.5%
02- Tallahassee 447 213 47.7% 346 160 46.2%
03- Lake City 156 89 57.1% 124 69 55.6%
04- Jacksonville 1,206 488 40.5% 1,234 514 41.7%
05- Tavares 615 159 25.9% 490 144 29.4%
06- Clearwater 1,948 738 37.9% 1,862 684 36.7%
07- Daytona 777 202 26.0% 778 241 31.0%
08- Gainesville 605 295 48.8% 549 336 61.2%
09- Orlando 1,232 355 28.8% 1,271 399 31.4%
10- Bartow 694 166 23.9% 680 144 21.2%
11- Miami 3,650 2,569 70.4% 4,047 2,896 71.6%
12- Sarasota 562 126 22.4% 533 140 26.3%
13- Tampa 2,166 1,039 48.0% 2,031 1,067 52.5%
14- Panama City 651 222 34.1% 546 171 31.3%
15- West  Palm Beach 1,210 463 38.3% 1,202 486 40.4%
16- Key West 146 47 32.2% 170 87 51.2%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,621 995 38.0% 2,267 894 39.4%
18- Sandford 368 93 25.3% 321 99 30.8%
19- Ft. Pierce 555 168 30.3% 556 139 25.0%
20- Ft. Myers 850 367 43.2% 836 406 48.6%
Statewide 21,199 9,006 42.5% 20,424 9,323 45.6%
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code.

Table 13 Mitigated Sanction Rates and Sentence Length Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit Sentence Dates FY 1999 - 2000 Sentence Dates FY 2000 - 2001
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 740 266 35.9% 581 292 50.3%
02- Tallahassee 447 331 74.0% 346 237 68.5%
03- Lake City 156 115 73.7% 124 88 71.0%
04- Jacksonville 1,206 689 57.1% 1,234 689 55.8%
05- Tavares 615 210 34.1% 490 168 34.3%
06- Clearwater 1,948 948 48.7% 1,862 906 48.7%
07- Daytona 777 342 44.0% 778 397 51.0%
08- Gainesville 605 397 65.6% 549 407 74.1%
09- Orlando 1,232 435 35.3% 1,271 513 40.4%
10- Bartow 694 240 34.6% 680 204 30.0%
11- Miami 3,650 3,263 89.4% 4,047 3,527 87.2%
12- Sarasota 562 170 30.2% 533 171 32.1%
13- Tampa 2,166 1,311 60.5% 2,031 1,332 65.6%
14- Panama City 651 281 43.2% 546 220 40.3%
15- West Palm Beach 1,210 606 50.1% 1,202 693 57.7%
16- Key West 146 63 43.2% 170 104 61.2%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,621 1,261 48.1% 2,267 1,100 48.5%
18- Sandford 368 125 34.0% 321 119 37.1%
19- Ft. Pierce 555 228 41.1% 556 202 36.3%
20- Ft. Myers 850 487 57.3% 836 526 62.9%
Statewide 21,199 11,768 55.5% 20,424 11,895 58.2%
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code. Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the 25% permissible discretion existing within the Criminal Punishment Code. This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.

Table 14 Mitigation Rates* Among Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category**

Offense Type Sentence Dates FY 1999 -2000 Sentence Dates FY 2000 - 2001
Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter                    
First Degree Murder                    
Attempt 16 4 12 45 61 16 4 12 32 48
  26.2% 6.6% 19.7% 73.8% 100.0% 33.3% 8.3% 25.0% 66.7% 100.0%
2nd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 17 4 13 26 43 14 8 6 31 45
  39.5% 9.3% 30.2% 60.5% 100.0% 31.1% 17.8% 13.3% 68.9% 100.0%
Complete 14 3 11 46 60 0 0 12 32 44
  23.3% 5.0% 18.3% 76.7% 100.0% 27.3% 0.0% 27.3% 72.7% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder                    
Complete 3 1 2 5 8 1 0 1 2 3
  37.5% 12.5% 25.0% 62.5% 100.0% 33.3% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7% 100.0%
Homicide, Other                    
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 3
  33.3% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Manslaughter                    
Attempt 0 0 0 5 5 2 1 1 3 5
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 40.0% 20.0% 20.0% 60.0% 100.0%
Complete 29 14 15 35 64 35 17 18 23 58
  45.3% 21.9% 23.4% 54.7% 100.0% 60.3% 29.3% 31.0% 39.7% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter                    
Complete 25 10 15 19 44 36 14 22 14 50
  56.8% 22.7% 34.1% 43.2% 100.0% 72.0% 28.0% 44.0% 28.0% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior                    
Capital Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 26 7 19 32 58 23 13 10 38 61
  44.8% 12.1% 32.8% 55.2% 100.0% 37.7% 21.3% 16.4% 62.3% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 4 2 2 1 5 5 4 1 5 10
  80.0% 40.0% 40.0% 20.0% 100.0% 50.0% 40.0% 10.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete 12 4 8 12 24 7 3 4 11 18
  50.0% 16.7% 33.3% 50.0% 100.0% 38.9% 16.7% 22.2% 61.1% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 2 1 1 2 4 2 2 0 1 3
  50.0% 25.0% 25.0% 50.0% 100.0% 66.7% 66.7% 0.0% 33.3% 100.0%
Complete 20 11 9 31 51 21 13 8 19 40
  39.2% 21.6% 17.6% 60.8% 100.0% 52.5% 32.5% 20.0% 47.5% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 18 14 4 8 26 13 8 5 4 17
  69.2% 53.8% 15.4% 30.8% 100.0% 76.5% 47.1% 29.4% 23.5% 100.0%
Complete 87 58 29 32 119 87 66 21 27 114
  73.1% 48.7% 24.4% 26.9% 100.0% 76.3% 57.9% 18.4% 23.7% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other                    
Complete 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior                    
Attempt 10 9 1 11 21 11 8 3 6 17
  47.6% 42.9% 4.8% 52.4% 100.0% 64.7% 47.1% 17.6% 35.3% 100.0%
Complete 666 538 128 190 856 560 434 126 153 713
  77.8% 62.9% 15.0% 22.2% 100.0% 78.5% 60.9% 17.7% 21.5% 100.0%
Robbery                    
Robbery with Weapon                    
Attempt 42 22 20 53 95 39 27 12 44 83
  44.2% 23.2% 21.1% 55.8% 100.0% 47.0% 32.5% 14.5% 53.0% 100.0%
Complete 301 126 175 407 708 279 121 158 327 606
  42.5% 17.8% 24.7% 57.5% 100.0% 46.0% 20.0% 26.1% 54.0% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon                    
Attempt 10 7 3 31 41 20 13 7 33 53
  24.4% 17.1% 7.3% 75.6% 100.0% 37.7% 24.5% 13.2% 62.3% 100.0%
Complete 190 130 60 331 521 224 158 66 357 581
  36.5% 25.0% 11.5% 63.5% 100.0% 38.6% 27.2% 11.4% 61.4% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery                    
Attempt 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
  100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 6 3 3 27 33 33 13 20 23 56
  18.2% 9.1% 9.1% 81.8% 100.0% 58.9% 23.2% 35.7% 41.1% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses                    
  3,357 2,823 534 1,479 4,836 3,212 2,707 505 1,416 4,628
  69.4% 58.4% 11.0% 30.6% 100.0% 69.4% 58.5% 10.9% 30.6% 100.0%
Burglary                    
  2,239 1,616 623 1,593 3,832 2,086 1,569 517 1,515 3,601
  58.4% 42.2% 16.3% 41.6% 100.0% 57.9% 43.6% 14.4% 42.1% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage                    
  876 678 198 1,016 1,892 971 775 196 964 1,935
  46.3% 35.8% 10.5% 53.7% 100.0% 50.2% 40.1% 10.1% 49.8% 100.0%
Drugs                    
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase                    
  1,404 1,058 346 1,862 3,266 1,562 1,194 368 1,570 3,132
  43.0% 32.4% 10.6% 57.0% 100.0% 49.9% 38.1% 11.7% 50.1% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking                    
  308 188 120 312 620 289 174 115 265 554
  49.7% 30.3% 19.4% 50.3% 100.0% 52.2% 31.4% 20.8% 47.8% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other                    
  1,119 946 173 756 1,875 1,331 1,172 159 656 1,987
  59.7% 50.5% 9.2% 40.3% 100.0% 67.0% 59.0% 8.0% 33.0% 100.0%
Weapons                    
  281 224 57 335 616 213 175 38 262 475
  45.6% 36.4% 9.3% 54.4% 100.0% 44.8% 36.8% 8.0% 55.2% 100.0%
Other                    
  682 502 180 727 1,409 791 630 161 690 1,481
  48.4% 35.6% 12.8% 51.6% 100.0% 53.4% 42.5% 10.9% 46.6% 100.0%
Total 11,768 9,006 2,762 9,431 21,199 11,895 9,323 2,572 8,529 20,424
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code.
Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the 25% permissible discretion existing within the Criminal Punishment Code.
This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.