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Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Part III Comparative Description

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

Category FY2001 - 2002 Sentence Dates1 FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,316   10,980  
59.2%   56.8%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,653   8,277  
45.2%   42.8%  
Mitigated Length 2,663 26.2 2,703 24.2
13.9% 14.0%
Not Mitigated 7,813   8,351  
40.8%   43.2%  
Total 19,129   19,331  
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. Offenders scoring to state prison who receive a Drug Offender Probation sentence are not counted as mitigated.

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
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2000.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

1994 Sentencing Guidelines - Not Mitigated 89%, Mitigated Sanction 8%, Mitigated Length 3%.
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2000.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.
 

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2001 - 2002 Sentence Dates1 FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 672 222 33.0% 753 205 27.2%
02- Tallahassee 204 82 40.2% 531 227 42.7%
03- Lake City 38 16 42.1% 175 83 47.4%
04- Jacksonville 1,248 498 39.9% 1,463 585 40.0%
05- Tavares 488 158 32.4% 721 296 41.1%
06- Clearwater 1,975 732 37.1% 1,917 675 35.2%
07- Daytona 721 235 32.6% 870 276 31.7%
08- Gainesville 539 310 57.5% 668 355 53.1%
09- Orlando 976 343 35.1% 1,198 435 36.3%
10- Bartow 565 151 26.7% 473 139 29.4%
11- Miami 3,885 2,692 69.3% 2,195 1,596 72.7%
12- Sarasota 442 107 24.2% 490 125 25.5%
13- Tampa 1,769 964 54.5% 2,049 1,034 50.5%
14- Panama City 423 136 32.2% 382 132 34.6%
15- West Palm Beach 1,078 482 44.7% 987 430 43.6%
16- Key West 90 45 50.0% 61 30 49.2%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,346 908 38.7% 2,319 913 39.4%
18- Sandford 285 64 22.5% 466 130 27.9%
19- Ft. Pierce 557 124 22.3% 493 125 25.4%
20- Ft. Myers 828 384 46.4% 1,120 486 43.4%
Statewide 19,129 8,653 45.2% 19,331 8,277 42.8%
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code. Those receiving Drug Offender Probation are not included.
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2000.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2001 - 2002 Sentence Dates1 FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 672 273 40.6% 753 267 35.5%
02- Tallahassee 204 131 64.2% 531 378 71.2%
03- Lake City 38 23 60.5% 175 117 66.9%
04- Jacksonville 1,248 737 59.1% 1,463 880 60.2%
05- Tavares 488 193 39.5% 721 359 49.8%
06- Clearwater 1,975 931 47.1% 1,917 892 46.5%
07- Daytona 721 396 54.9% 870 479 55.1%
08- Gainesville 539 422 78.3% 668 531 79.5%
09- Orlando 976 457 46.8% 1,198 581 48.5%
10- Bartow 565 211 37.3% 473 190 40.2%
11- Miami 3,885 3,391 87.3% 2,195 1,951 88.9%
12- Sarasota 442 134 30.3% 490 158 32.2%
13- Tampa 1,769 1,235 69.8% 2,049 1,329 64.9%
14- Panama City 423 172 40.7% 382 176 46.1%
15- West Palm Beach 1,078 668 62.0% 987 543 55.0%
16- Key West 90 54 60.0% 61 43 70.5%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,346 1,125 48.0% 2,319 1,122 48.4%
18- Sandford 285 81 28.4% 466 161 34.5%
19- Ft. Pierce 557 186 33.4% 493 169 34.3%
20- Ft. Myers 828 496 59.9% 1,120 654 58.4%
Statewide 19,129 11,316 59.2% 19,331 10,980 56.8%
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code. Those receiving Drug Offender Probation are not included. 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.
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2000.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.

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

Offense Type FY2001 -2002 Sentence Dates1 FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates2
Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter                    
First Degree Murder                    
Attempt 23 10 13 36 59 19 5 14 30 49
  39.0% 16.9% 22.0% 61.0% 100.0% 38.8% 10.2% 28.6% 61.2% 100.0%
2nd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 16 7 9 24 40 12 3 9 18 30
  40.0% 17.5% 22.5% 60.0% 100.0% 40.0% 10.0% 30.0% 60.0% 100.0%
Complete 4 1 3 29 33 15 0 15 34 49
  12.1% 3.0% 9.1% 87.9% 100.0% 30.6% 0.0% 30.6% 69.4% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%          
Complete 3 1 2 2 5 3 1 2 2 5
  60.0% 20.0% 40.0% 40.0% 100.0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 5.0%
Homicide, Other                    
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Complete 4 2 2 3 7 4 4 0 2 6
  57.1% 28.6% 28.6% 42.9% 100.0% 66.7% 66.7% 0.0% 33.3% 100.0%
Manslaughter                    
Attempt 0 0 0 4 4 2 2 0 2 4
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete 31 18 13 22 53 31 11 20 23 54
  58.5% 34.0% 24.5% 41.5% 100.0% 57.4% 20.4% 37.0% 42.6% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter                    
Complete 42 11 31 9 51 27 6 21 16 43
  82.4% 21.6% 60.8% 17.6% 100.0% 62.8% 14.0% 48.8% 37.2% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior                    
Capital Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 13 2 11 25 38 16 6 10 23 39
  34.2% 5.3% 28.9% 65.8% 100.0% 41.0% 15.4% 25.6% 59.0% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 1 0 1 2 3 3 3 0 4 7
  33.3% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7% 100.0% 42.9% 42.9% 0.0% 57.1% 100.0%
Complete 12 2 10 15 27 6 2 4 17 23
  44.4% 7.4% 37.0% 55.6% 100.0% 26.1% 8.7% 17.4% 73.9% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 3 2 1 1 4 3 0 3 2 5
  75.0% 50.0% 25.0% 25.0% 100.0% 60.0% 0.0% 60.0% 40.0% 100.0%
Complete 18 7 11 18 36 31 6 25 20 51
  50.0% 19.4% 30.6% 50.0% 100.0% 60.8% 11.8% 49.0% 39.2% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 7 6 1 7 14 13 9 4 4 17
  50.0% 42.9% 7.1% 50.0% 100.0% 76.5% 52.9% 23.5% 23.5% 100.0%
Complete 77 51 26 27 104 93 69 24 29 122
  74.0% 49.0% 25.0% 26.0% 100.0% 76.2% 56.6% 19.7% 23.8% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other                    
Complete 2 2 0 0 2 4 3 1 0 4
  100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 25.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior                    
Attempt 13 10 3 4 17 13 9 4 9 22
  76.5% 58.8% 17.6% 23.5% 100.0% 59.1% 40.9% 18.2% 40.9% 100.0%
Complete 475 369 106 145 620 430 304 126 129 559
  76.6% 59.5% 17.1% 23.4% 100.0% 76.9% 54.4% 22.5% 23.1% 100.0%
Robbery                    
Robbery with Weapon                    
Attempt 51 32 19 48 99 61 43 18 49 110
  51.5% 32.3% 19.2% 48.5% 100.0% 55.5% 39.1% 16.4% 44.5% 100.0%
Complete 325 153 172 373 698 300 154 146 322 622
  46.6% 21.9% 24.6% 53.4% 100.0% 48.2% 24.8% 23.5% 51.8% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon                    
Attempt 18 11 7 36 54 21 13 8 42 63
  33.3% 20.4% 13.0% 66.7% 100.0% 33.3% 20.6% 12.7% 66.7% 100.0%
Complete 203 139 64 318 521 213 148 65 324 537
  39.0% 26.7% 12.3% 61.0% 100.0% 39.7% 27.6% 12.1% 60.3% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery                    
Attempt 2 2 0 0 2 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 22 11 11 25 47 17 4 13 28 45
  46.8% 23.4% 23.4% 53.2% 100.0% 37.8% 8.9% 28.9% 62.2% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses                    
  2,925 2,446 479 1,312 4,237 2,819 2,369 450 1,392 4,211
  69.0% 57.7% 11.3% 31.0% 100.0% 66.9% 56.3% 10.7% 33.1% 100.0%
Burglary                    
  2,124 1,570 554 1,318 3,442 2,158 1,602 556 1,419 3,577
  61.7% 45.6% 16.1% 38.3% 100.0% 60.3% 44.8% 15.5% 39.7% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage                    
  958 741 217 866 1,824 900 666 234 893 1,793
  52.5% 40.6% 11.9% 47.5% 100.0% 50.2% 37.1% 13.1% 49.8% 100.0%
Drugs                    
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase                    
  1,332 955 377 1,404 2,736 1,218 855 363 1,491 2,709
  48.7% 34.9% 13.8% 51.3% 100.0% 45.0% 31.6% 13.4% 55.0% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking                    
  417 240 177 339 756 421 241 180 410 831
  55.2% 31.7% 23.4% 44.8% 100.0% 50.7% 29.0% 21.7% 49.3% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other                    
  1,247 1,101 146 602 1,849 1,139 966 173 754 1,893
  67.4% 59.5% 7.9% 32.6% 100.0% 60.2% 51.0% 9.1% 39.8% 100.0%
Weapons                    
  193 140 53 239 432 206 148 58 252 458
  44.7% 32.4% 12.3% 55.3% 100.0% 45.0% 32.3% 12.7% 55.0% 100.0%
Other                    
  755 611 144 558 1,313 782 625 157 610 1,392
  57.5% 46.5% 11.0% 42.5% 100.0% 56.2% 44.9% 11.3% 43.8% 100.0%
Total 11,316 8,653 2,663 7,813 19,129 10,980 8,277 2,703 8,351 19,331
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Criminal Punishment Code. Those receiving Drug Offender Probation are not included. 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.
** Total Points Exceeding 44.0.
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2000.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.