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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
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 2000 - 2001* Sentence Dates FY 2001 - 2002*
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 12,134
58.2%
  10,019
57.8%
 
Mitigated Sanction 9,511
45.6%
  7,703
44.4%
 
Mitigated Length 2,623
12.6%
26.6 2,316
13.4%
24.6
Not Mitigated 8,701
41.8%
  7,311
42.2%
 
Total 20,835
100.0%
  17,330
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:  42.2% Not Mitigated, 44.4% Mitigated Sanction, 13.4% Mitigated Length.
 
**Total points exceeding 44.0

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

1994 Sentencing Guidelines - Not Mitigated 86.9%, Mitigated Sanction 10.1%, Mitigated Length 3%.
 

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit Sentence Dates FY 2000 - 2001 Sentence Dates FY 2001 - 2002
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 595 252 42.4% 670 225 33.6%
02- Tallahassee 349 160 45.8% 202 81 40.1%
03- Lake City 125 69 55.2% 37 15 40.5%
04- Jacksonville 1,232 514 41.7% 1,245 498 40.0%
05- Tavares 536 157 29.3% 487 161 33.1%
06- Clearwater 1,952 715 36.6% 1,971 801 40.6%
07- Daytona 781 241 30.9% 699 227 32.5%
08- Gainesville 555 341 61.4% 530 309 58.3%
09- Orlando 1,317 418 31.7% 965 345 35.8%
10- Bartow 682 144 21.1% 565 157 27.8%
11- Miami 4,174 2,979 71.4% 2,202 1,607 73.0%
12- Sarasota 537 140 26.1% 442 108 24.4%
13- Tampa 2,029 1,067 52.6% 1,735 962 55.4%
14- Panama City 548 171 31.2% 422 136 32.2%
15- West Palm Beach 1,202 486 40.4% 1,075 489 45.5%
16- Key West 171 88 51.5% 89 51 57.3%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,289 905 39.5% 2,334 939 40.2%
18- Sandford 353 108 30.6% 286 65 22.7%
19- Ft. Pierce 556 139 25.0% 556 126 22.7%
20- Ft. Myers 852 417 48.9% 818 401 49.0%
Statewide 20,835 9,511 45.6% 17,330 7,703 44.4%
* 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 2000 - 2001 Sentence Dates FY 2001 - 2002
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 595 297 49.9% 670 276 41.2%
02- Tallahassee 349 237 67.9% 202 130 64.4%
03- Lake City 125 88 70.4% 37 22 59.5%
04- Jacksonville 1,232 688 55.8% 1,245 737 59.2%
05- Tavares 536 182 34.0% 487 196 40.2%
06- Clearwater 1,952 953 48.8% 1,971 1,001 50.8%
07- Daytona 781 397 50.8% 699 380 54.4%
08- Gainesville 555 413 74.4% 530 419 79.1%
09- Orlando 1,317 532 40.4% 965 454 47.0%
10- Bartow 682 204 29.9% 565 217 38.4%
11- Miami 4,174 3,635 87.1% 2,202 1,974 89.6%
12- Sarasota 537 171 31.8% 442 135 30.5%
13- Tampa 2,029 1,332 65.6% 1,735 1,225 70.6%
14- Panama City 548 222 40.5% 422 172 40.8%
15- West Palm Beach 1,202 694 57.7% 1,075 675 62.8%
16- Key West 171 105 61.4% 89 60 67.4%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,289 1,111 48.5% 2,334 1,163 49.8%
18- Sandford 353 131 37.1% 286 82 28.7%
19- Ft. Pierce 556 202 36.3% 556 188 33.8%
20- Ft. Myers 852 540 63.4% 818 513 62.7%
Statewide 20,835 12,134 58.2% 17,330 10,019 57.8%
* 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 2000 - 2001 Sentence Dates FY 2001 - 2002
Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter                    
First Degree Murder                    
Attempt 17
35.4%
4
8.3%
13
27.1%
31
64.6%
48
100.0%
15
31.9%
6
12.8%
9
19.1%
32
68.1%
47
100.0%
2nd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 15
31.9%
8
17.0%
7
14.9%
32
68.1%
47
100.0%
11
33.3%
6
18.2%
5
15.2%
22
66.7%
33
100.0%
Complete 12
27.3%
0
0.0%
12
27.3%
32
72.7%
44
100.0%
0
7.1%
0
0.0%
2
7.1%
26
92.9%
28
100.0%
3rd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 0

0

0

0

0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
100.0%
1
100.0%
Complete 1
33.3%
0
0.0%
1
33.3%
2
66.7%
3
100.0%
3
75.0%
1
25.0%
2
50.0%
1
25.0%
4
100.0%
Homicide, Other                    
Attempt 0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
0.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
Complete 0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
3
100.0%
3
100.0%
3
50.0%
2
33.3%
1
16.7%
3
50.0%
6
100.0%
Manslaughter                    
Attempt 2
50.0%
1
25.0%
1
25.0%
2
50.0%
4
100.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
4
100.0%
4
100.0%
Complete 36
60.0%
17
28.3%
19
31.7%
24
40.0%
60
100.0%
30
57.7%
18
34.6%
12
23.1%
22
42.3%
52
100.0%
DUI Manslaughter                    
Complete 36
72.0%
14
28.0%
22
44.0%
14
28.0%
50
100.0%
36
81.8%
10
22.7%
26
59.1%
8
18.2%
44
100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior                    
Capital Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 23
37.7%
13
21.3%
10
16.4%
38
62.3%
61
100.0%
13
35.1%
2
5.4%
11
29.7%
24
64.9%
37
100.0%
Life Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 5
50.0%
4
40.0%
1
10.0%
5
50.0%
10
100.0%
1
33.3%
0
0.0%
1
33.3%
2
66.7%
3
100.0%
Complete 7
38.9%
3
16.7%
4
22.2%
11
61.1%
18
100.0%
9
39.1%
2
8.7%
7
30.4%
14
60.9%
23
100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 2
66.7%
2
66.7%
0
0.0%
1
33.3%
3
100.0%
3
75.0%
2
50.0%
1
25.0%
1
25.0%
4
100.0%
Complete 23
53.5%
14
32.6%
9
20.9%
20
46.5%
43
100.0%
14
46.7%
6
20.0%
8
26.7%
16
53.3%
30
100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 14
77.8%
9
50.0%
5
27.8%
4
22.2%
18
100.0%
7
50.0%
6
42.9%
1
7.1%
7
50.0%
14
100.0%
Complete 88
75.9%
67
57.8%
21
18.1%
28
24.1%
116
100.0%
72
73.5%
47
48.0%
25
25.5%
26
26.5%
98
100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other                    
Complete 0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
0.0%
1
0.0%
2
100.0%
2
100.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
2
100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior                    
Attempt 11
61.1%
8
44.4%
3
16.7%
7
38.9%
18
100.0%
12
75.0%
10
62.5%
2
12.5%
4
25.0%
16
100.0%
Complete 573
78.5%
443
60.7%
130
17.8%
157
21.5%
730
100.0%
448
76.5%
348
59.4%
100
17.1%
138
23.5%
586
100.0%
Robbery                    
Robbery with Weapon                    
Attempt 40
47.1%
28
32.9%
12
14.1%
45
52.9%
85
100.0%
47
50.0%
30
31.9%
17
18.1%
47
50.0%
94
100.0%
Complete 286
46.0%
124
19.9%
162
26.0%
336
54.0%
622
100.0%
256
42.5%
126
20.9%
130
21.6%
346
57.5%
602
100.0%
Robbery without Weapon                    
Attempt 20
36.4%
13
23.6%
7
12.7%
35
63.6%
55
100.0%
16
32.7%
10
20.4%
6
12.2%
33
67.3%
49
100.0%
Complete 227
38.4%
160
27.1%
67
11.3%
364
61.6%
591
100.0%
175
37.0%
124
26.2%
51
10.8%
298
63.0%
473
100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery                    
Attempt 0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
100.0%
1
100.0%
2
100.0%
2
100.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
2
100.0%
Complete 33
57.9%
13
22.8%
20
35.1%
24
42.1%
57
100.0%
21
50.0%
10
23.8%
11
26.2%
21
50.0%
42
100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses                    
  3,276
69.3%
2,762
58.5%
514
10.9%
1,449
30.7%
4,725
100.0%
2,616
67.9%
2,188
56.8%
428
11.1%
1,236
32.1%
3,852
100.0%
Burglary                    
  2,129
58.0%
1,601
43.6%
528
14.4%
1,541
42.0%
3,670
100.0%
1,881
60.2%
1,389
44.5%
492
15.7%
1,243
39.8%
3,124
100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage                    
  992
50.3%
793
40.2%
199
10.1%
979
49.7%
1,971
100.0%
861
51.3%
679
40.4%
182
10.8%
819
48.8%
1,680
100.0%
Drugs                    
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase                    
  1,599
50.1%
1,224
38.3%
375
11.7%
1,595
49.9%
3,194
100.0%
1,193
47.6%
858
34.2%
335
13.4%
1,313
52.4%
2,506
100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking                    
  302
52.6%
178
31.0%
124
21.6%
272
47.4%
574
100.0%
385
55.6%
227
32.8%
158
22.8%
307
44.4%
692
100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other                    
  1,343
66.6%
1,185
58.8%
158
7.8%
673
33.4%
2,016
100.0%
1,024
65.6%
901
57.7%
123
7.9%
537
34.4%
1,561
100.0%
Weapons                    
  219
44.8%
180
36.8%
39
8.0%
270
55.2%
489
100.0%
173
43.6%
129
32.5%
44
11.1%
224
56.4%
397
100.0%
Other                    
  803
53.3%
643
42.7%
160
10.6%
704
46.7%
1,507
100.0%
688
56.2%
562
45.9%
126
10.3%
536
43.8%
1,224
100.0%
Total 12,134 9,511 2,623 8,701 20,835 10,017 7,703 2,316 7,311 17,330
* 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.