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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Part I Introductory Statistics

FACT: There were 103,264 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of August 31, 2001.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence has remained fairly constant from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2000 through June 2001, Code scoresheets represent over eighty-seven percent (87.4%) of the total scoresheet submissions. In the month of June 2001, more than ninety percent (91.2%) of the scoresheets represented sentencing events under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code (Table 2).

  • More than thirty-two percent (32.5%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered "youthful offenders" at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,605 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 941 of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 946 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent over thirty-six percent (36.3%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 946 violent juvenile offenders, 446, or 47.1%, received a state prison sanction.

  • The gender distribution of the offenders sentenced under the Code are similar to previous years sentencing events. Nearly eighty-two percent (81.5%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6), and 54.9% were for white offenders (Table 7).

Shows scoresheets received by month of sentence. Criminal Punishment Code.

Table 1 Scoresheets Received by Circuit Criminal Punishment Code

Month of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 4,330 4.2%
02 (Tallahassee) 976 0.9%
03 (Lake City) 552 0.5%
04 (Jacksonville) 6,205 6.0%
05 (Tavares) 4,138 4.0%
06 (Clearwater) 10,424 10.1%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,460 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 2,368 2.3%
09 (Orlando) 7,255 7.0%
10 (Bartow) 5,003 4.8%
11 (Miami) 13,294 12.9%
12 (Sarasota) 3,494 3.4%
13 (Tampa) 9,479 9.2%
14 (Panama City) 2,691 2.6%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,796 5.6%
16 (Key West) 1,050 1.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 11,667 11.3%
18 (Sanford) 2,599 2.5%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 2,914 2.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 4,569 4.4%
Total 103,264 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence* Fiscal Year 2000-2001

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing Guidelines Scoresheet 1995 Sentencing Guidelines Scoresheet Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2000 171 1.7% 1,569 15.9% 8,128 82.4% 9,868 8.3%
August 2000 158 1.4% 1,599 14.2% 9,516 84.4% 11,273 9.5%
September 2000 153 1.5% 1,388 14.0% 8,371 84.5% 9,912 8.4%
October 2000 128 1.2% 1,309 12.6% 8,911 86.1% 10,348 8.8%
November 2000 113 1.2% 1,149 12.0% 8,310 86.8% 9,572 8.1%
December 2000 102 1.3% 963 12.1% 6,889 86.6% 7,954 6.7%
January 2001 135 1.3% 1,071 10.3% 9,162 88.4% 10,368 8.8%
February 2001 115 1.1% 1,013 10.1% 8,936 88.8% 10,064 8.5%
March 2001 133 1.3% 1,016 9.7% 9,294 89.0% 10,443 8.8%
April 2001 113 1.1% 848 8.6% 8,873 90.2% 9,834 8.3%
May 2001 107 1.0% 890 8.4% 9,567 90.6% 10,564 8.9%
June 2001 80 1.0% 621 7.8% 7,307 91.2% 8,008 6.8%
Total 1,508 1.3% 13,436 11.4% 103,264 87.4% 118,208 100.0%
* Total number of scoresheets, including those with offense dates between October 1, 1995 and May 24, 1997.

Sentencing Scoresheets received: 1994 SG vs. Punishment Code Versions.

Table 3 Age at Sentencing Criminal Punishment Code

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 1,213 1.2%
18 to 24 32,367 31.3%
25 to 29 15,934 15.4%
30 to 34 14,931 14.5%
35 to 39 15,146 14.7%
40 to 44 11,848 11.5%
45 to 49 6,579 6.4%
50 and Over 5,246 5.1%
Total 103,264 100.0%

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 31.3% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (1.2%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 16 12 34 62
6.6% 1.7% 2.0% 2.4%
Sexual Offenses 8 13 41 62
3.3% 1.9% 2.5% 2.4%
Robbery 74 108 187 369
30.7% 15.4% 11.2% 14.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 43 141 269 453
17.8% 20.1% 16.2% 17.4%
Burglary 44 151 354 549
18.3% 21.6% 21.3% 21.1%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 23 90 252 365
9.5% 12.9% 15.1% 14.0%
Drugs 23 130 397 550
9.5% 18.6% 23.9% 21.1%
Weapons 5 20 49 74
2.1% 2.9% 2.9% 2.8%
Other Offenses 5 35 81 121
2.1% 5.0% 4.9% 4.6%
Total 241 700 1,664 2,605
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Chart shows age at offense distribution for under 18 years of age:  17 Years Old 63.9%, 16 Years Old 26.9%, 15 and under 9.3%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code

Primary Offense State Prison Comm. Control Probation County Jail Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 49 6 6 1 0 62
2.5% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Sexual Offenses 25 12 22 1 2 62
2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0% 1.9%
Robbery 203 56 81 28 1 369
25.0% 18.0% 8.7% 5.6% 0.0% 14.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 169 70 141 66 7 453
19.2% 16.6% 14.5% 11.7% 6.3% 15.7%
Burglary 183 94 199 63 10 549
25.9% 26.0% 23.7% 12.3% 43.8% 23.1%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 71 37 188 63 6 365
7.2% 11.5% 16.5% 17.8% 12.5% 13.3%
Drugs 100 70 237 141 2 550
13.0% 16.3% 25.5% 44.8% 25.0% 23.5%
Weapons 16 9 37 11 1 74
2.6% 2.1% 3.9% 4.2% 12.5% 3.4%
Other Offenses 30 10 50 28 3 121
2.6% 5.3% 4.9% 3.3% 0.0% 4.0%
Total 846 364 961 402 32 2,605
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Note: County Jail includes those sentenced to time served; prison includes those sentenced to life.

Sanction Imposed Distribution - Offenders under 18:  Probation 41.0%, Comm. Control 14.2%, State Prison 29.1%, County Jail 15.1%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 3,456 3.3% 874 0.8% 4,330 4.2%
02 (Tallahassee) 815 0.8% 161 0.2% 976 0.9%
03 (Lake City) 442 0.4% 110 0.1% 552 0.5%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,072 4.9% 1,133 1.1% 6,205 6.0%
05 (Tavares) 3,373 3.3% 765 0.7% 4,138 4.0%
06 (Clearwater) 8,114 7.9% 2,310 2.2% 10,424 10.1%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,698 3.6% 762 0.7% 4,460 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,970 1.9% 398 0.4% 2,368 2.3%
09 (Orlando) 5,991 5.8% 1,264 1.2% 7,255 7.0%
10 (Bartow) 3,925 3.8% 1,078 1.0% 5,003 4.8%
11 (Miami) 11,331 11.0% 1,963 1.9% 13,294 12.9%
12 (Sarasota) 2,796 2.7% 698 0.7% 3,494 3.4%
13 (Tampa) 7,619 7.4% 1,860 1.8% 9,479 9.2%
14 (Panama City) 2,162 2.1% 529 0.5% 2,691 2.6%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,819 4.7% 977 0.9% 5,796 5.6%
16 (Key West) 897 0.9% 153 0.1% 1,050 1.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,452 9.2% 2,215 2.1% 11,667 11.3%
18 (Sanford) 2,117 2.1% 482 0.5% 2,599 2.5%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 2,351 2.3% 563 0.5% 2,914 2.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 3,765 3.6% 804 0.8% 4,569 4.4%
Total 84,165 81.5% 19,099 18.5% 103,264 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 1,780 1.7% 2,498 2.4% 52 0.1% 4,330 4.2%
02 (Tallahassee) 676 0.7% 292 0.3% 8 0.0% 976 0.9%
03 (Lake City) 262 0.3% 286 0.3% 4 0.0% 552 0.5%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,555 3.4% 2,577 2.5% 73 0.1% 6,205 6.0%
05 (Tavares) 1,346 1.3% 2,689 2.6% 103 0.1% 4,138 4.0%
06 (Clearwater) 3,336 3.2% 7,005 6.8% 83 0.1% 10,424 10.1%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,679 1.6% 2,752 2.7% 29 0.0% 4,460 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,347 1.3% 1,010 1.0% 11 0.0% 2,368 2.3%
09 (Orlando) 3,388 3.3% 3,685 3.6% 182 0.2% 7,255 7.0%
10 (Bartow) 1,798 1.7% 3,127 3.0% 78 0.1% 5,003 4.8%
11 (Miami) 7,252 7.0% 6,005 5.8% 37 0.0% 13,294 12.9%
12 (Sarasota) 1,304 1.3% 2,134 2.1% 56 0.1% 3,494 3.4%
13 (Tampa) 4,391 4.3% 4,807 4.7% 281 0.3% 9,479 9.2%
14 (Panama City) 859 0.8% 1,810 1.8% 22 0.0% 2,691 2.6%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,748 2.7% 3,033 2.9% 15 0.0% 5,796 5.6%
16 (Key West) 236 0.2% 806 0.8% 8 0.0% 1,050 1.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,910 5.7% 5,560 5.4% 197 0.2% 11,667 11.3%
18 (Sanford) 927 0.9% 1,621 1.6% 51 0.0% 2,599 2.5%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,145 1.1% 1,716 1.7% 53 0.1% 2,914 2.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,306 1.3% 3,234 3.1% 29 0.0% 4,569 4.4%
Total 45,245 43.8% 56,647 54.9% 1,372 1.3% 103,264 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American, and other categories.