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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 99,754 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2001-02 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 6, 2002.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 9,900 to a low of 6,400 from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2001 through June 2002, Code scoresheets represent over ninety-four percent (94.1%) of the total scoresheet submissions. Beginning in the month of April 2002 and continuing through the end of the fiscal year, more than ninety-five percent of the scoresheets represented sentencing events under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code (Table 2).

  • More than thirty-two percent (32.2%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered "youthful offenders" at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,439 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 909 of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 887 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 (36.5%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 887 violent juvenile offenders, 427, or 41.1%, received a state prison sanction (Table 5).

  • The gender and race distributions of offenders sentenced under the Code are similar to previous years sentencing events. Nearly eighty-one percent (80.8%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6), and 56.1% 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) 4,887 4.9%
02 (Tallahassee) 661 0.7%
03 (Lake City) 255 0.3%
04 (Jacksonville) 6,241 6.3%
05 (Tavares) 4,684 4.7%
06 (Clearwater) 11,763 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,249 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 2,391 2.4%
09 (Orlando) 7,771 7.8%
10 (Bartow) 4,139 4.1%
11 (Miami) 7,697 7.7%
12 (Sarasota) 3,473 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 9,398 9.4%
14 (Panama City) 2,321 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,882 5.9%
16 (Key West) 555 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 12,024 12.1%
18 (Sanford) 2,630 2.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,421 3.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,312 5.3%
Total 99,754 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence* Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing Guidelines Scoresheet 1995 Sentencing Guidelines Scoresheet Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2001 89 0.9% 673 7.0% 8,786 92.0% 9,548 9.0%
August 2001 91 0.8% 758 7.0% 9,944 92.1% 10,793 10.2%
September 2001 76 0.9% 444 5.4% 7,726 93.7% 8,246 7.8%
October 2001 87 0.8% 543 5.2% 9,733 93.9% 10,363 9.8%
November 2001 53 0.6% 490 5.3% 8,703 94.1% 9,246 8.7%
December 2001 43 0.6% 342 5.0% 6,416 94.3% 6,801 6.4%
January 2002 50 0.5% 439 4.6% 9,044 94.9% 9,533 9.0%
February 2002 49 0.6% 405 4.7% 8,144 94.7% 8,598 8.1%
March 2002 49 0.6% 341 4.5% 7,221 94.9% 7,611 7.2%
April 2002 52 0.6% 363 4.2% 8,154 95.2% 8,569 8.1%
May 2002 49 0.5% 389 4.4% 8,481 95.1% 8,919 8.4%
June 2002 49 0.6% 301 3.9% 7,402 95.5% 7,752 7.3%
Total 737 0.7% 5,488 5.2% 99,754 94.1% 105,979 100.0%
* 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 1,021 1.0%
18 to 24 32,142 32.2%
25 to 29 15,344 15.4%
30 to 34 14,223 14.3%
35 to 39 13,979 14.0%
40 to 44 11,344 11.4%
45 to 49 6,581 6.6%
50 and Over 5,120 5.1%
Total 99,754 100.0%

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 32.2% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (1.0%)

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 14
6.9%
20
2.8%
14
0.9%
48
2.0%
Sexual Offenses 15
7.4%
21
3.0%
56
3.7%
92
3.8%
Robbery 47
23.2%
117
16.6%
167
10.9%
331
13.6%
Violent Personal Offenses 47
23.2%
130
18.4%
239
15.6%
416
17.1%
Burglary 33
16.3%
155
22.0%
355
23.2%
543
22.3%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 20
9.9%
94
13.3%
266
17.4%
380
15.6%
Drugs 18
8.9%
118
16.7%
331
21.6%
467
19.1%
Weapons 6
3.0%
20
2.8%
41
2.7%
67
2.7%
Other Offenses 3
1.5%
31
4.4%
61
4.0%
95
3.9%
Total 203
100.0%
706
100.0%
1,530
100.0%
2,439
100.0%

Chart shows age at offense distribution for under 18 years of age:  17 Years Old 62.7%, 16 Years Old 28.9%, 15 and under 8.3%.

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 41
2.5%
6
1.2%
1
0.2%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
48
1.0%
Sexual Offenses 48
2.0%
16
3.0%
27
2.0%
1
0.3%
0
0.0%
92
1.9%
Robbery 180
25.0%
37
18.0%
88
8.7%
21
5.6%
5
0.0%
331
14.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 158
19.2%
56
16.6%
155
14.5%
39
11.7%
8
6.3%
416
15.7%
Burglary 178
25.9%
64
26.0%
220
23.7%
72
12.3%
9
43.8%
543
23.1%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 65
7.2%
33
11.5%
184
16.5%
91
17.8%
71
2.5%
380
13.3%
Drugs 103
13.0%
57
16.3%
197
25.5%
103
44.8%
7
25.0%
467
23.5%
Weapons 19
2.6%
8
2.1%
32
3.9%
7
4.2%
1
12.5%
67
3.4%
Other Offenses 25
2.6%
8
5.3%
40
4.9%
20
3.3%
2
0.0%
95
4.0%
Total 817
100.0%
285
100.0%
944
100.0%
354
100.0%
39
100.0%
2,439
100.0%
Note: County Jail includes those sentenced to time served; prison includes those sentenced to life.

Sanction Imposed Distribution - Offenders under 18:  Probation 38.7%, Comm. Control 11.7%, State Prison 33.5%, County Jail 14.5%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 3,949 4.0% 938 0.9% 4,887 4.9%
02 (Tallahassee) 521 0.5% 140 0.1% 661 0.7%
03 (Lake City) 200 0.2% 55 0.1% 255 0.3%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,026 5.0% 1,215 1.2% 6,241 6.3%
05 (Tavares) 3,761 3.8% 923 0.9% 4,684 4.7%
06 (Clearwater) 9,028 9.1% 2,735 2.7% 11,763 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,536 3.5% 713 0.7% 4,249 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,969 2.0% 422 0.4% 2,391 2.4%
09 (Orlando) 6,382 6.4% 1,389 1.4% 7,771 7.8%
10 (Bartow) 3,268 3.3% 871 0.9% 4,139 4.1%
11 (Miami) 6,550 6.6% 1,147 1.1% 7,697 7.7%
12 (Sarasota) 2,746 2.8% 727 0.7% 3,473 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 7,450 7.5% 1,948 2.0% 9,398 9.4%
14 (Panama City) 1,844 1.8% 477 0.5% 2,321 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,862 4.9% 1,020 1.0% 5,882 5.9%
16 (Key West) 472 0.5% 83 0.1% 555 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,843 9.9% 2,181 2.2% 12,024 12.1%
18 (Sanford) 2,173 2.2% 457 0.5% 2,630 2.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 2,707 2.7% 714 0.7% 3,421 3.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 4,341 4.4% 971 1.0% 5,312 5.3%
Total 80,628 80.8% 19,126 19.2% 99,754 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,050 2.1% 2,800 2.8% 37 0.0% 4,887 4.9%
02 (Tallahassee) 487 0.5% 164 0.2% 10 0.0% 661 0.7%
03 (Lake City) 121 0.1% 134 0.1% 0 0.0% 255 0.3%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,455 3.5% 2,727 2.7% 59 0.1% 6,241 6.3%
05 (Tavares) 1,441 1.4% 3,133 3.1% 110 0.1% 4,684 4.7%
06 (Clearwater) 3,626 3.6% 8,045 8.1% 92 0.1% 11,763 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,611 1.6% 2,600 2.6% 38 0.0% 4,249 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,365 1.4% 1,021 1.0% 5 0.0% 2,391 2.4%
09 (Orlando) 3,547 3.6% 3,955 4.0% 269 0.3% 7,771 7.8%
10 (Bartow) 1,412 1.4% 2,603 2.6% 124 0.1% 4,139 4.1%
11 (Miami) 4,141 4.2% 3,488 3.5% 68 0.1% 7,697 7.7%
12 (Sarasota) 1,217 1.2% 2,176 2.2% 80 0.1% 3,473 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 4,273 4.3% 4,698 4.7% 427 0.4% 9,398 9.4%
14 (Panama City) 657 0.7% 1,648 1.7% 16 0.0% 2,321 2.3%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,713 2.7% 3,162 3.2% 7 0.0% 5,882 5.9%
16 (Key West) 125 0.1% 417 0.4% 13 0.0% 555 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,135 6.2% 5,742 5.8% 147 0.1% 12,024 12.1%
18 (Sanford) 949 1.0% 1,625 1.6% 56 0.1% 2,630 2.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,285 1.3% 2,060 2.1% 76 0.1% 3,421 3.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,467 1.5% 3,770 3.8% 75 0.1% 5,312 5.3%
Total 42,077 42.2% 55,968 56.1% 1,709 1.7% 99,754 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American, and other categories.