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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 111,149 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2002-03 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2003.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 11,052 to a low of 7,736 from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 (Figure 1).
  • For the time period July 2002 through June 2003, Code scoresheets represent over ninety-four percent (96.8%) of the total scoresheet submissions. Beginning in the month of January 2003 and continuing through the end of the fiscal year, more than ninety-seven percent of the scoresheets represented sentencing events under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code (Table 2).
  • More than thirty-two percent (32.4%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered "youthful offenders" at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,634 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 969 (36.8%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).
  • There were 1,010 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-eight percent (38.3%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 1,010 violent juvenile offenders, 496, or 49.1%, 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 (80.5%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6), and 56.2% were for white offenders (Table 7).

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

Table 1 Scoresheets Received by Circuit Fiscal Year 2002-2003 Criminal Punishment Code

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,010 4.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,961 1.8%
03 (Lake City) 762 0.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 7,232 6.5%
05 (Tavares) 5,964 5.4%
06 (Clearwater) 12,495 11.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,406 4.0%
08 (Gainesville) 2,916 2.6%
09 (Orlando) 7,984 7.2%
10 (Bartow) 4,210 3.8%
11 (Miami) 7,889 7.1%
12 (Sarasota) 4,114 3.7%
13 (Tampa) 11,239 10.1%
14 (Panama City) 2,103 1.9%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,753 5.2%
16 (Key West) 432 0.4%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 12,162 10.9%
18 (Sanford) 3,895 3.5%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,948 3.6%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,674 6.0%
Total 111,149 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence* Fiscal Year 2002-2003

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2002 48 0.5% 364 3.6% 9,709 95.9% 10,121 8.8%
August 2002 47 0.4% 371 3.5% 10,319 96.1% 10,737 9.4%
September 2002 37 0.4% 355 3.6% 9,379 96.0% 9,771 8.5%
October 2002 51 0.4% 329 2.9% 11,052 96.7% 11,432 10.0%
November 2002 54 0.6% 249 2.6% 9,108 96.8% 9,411 8.2%
December 2002 36 0.4% 229 2.9% 7,736 96.7% 8,001 7.0%
January 2003 33 0.3% 220 2.3% 9,475 97.4% 9,728 8.5%
February 2003 38 0.4% 207 2.3% 8,672 97.3% 8,917 7.8%
March 2003 39 0.4% 226 2.4% 9,047 97.2% 9,312 8.1%
April 2003 61 0.6% 210 2.2% 9,276 97.2% 9,547 8.3%
May 2003 37 0.4% 202 2.2% 8,901 97.4% 9,140 8.0%
June 2003 43 0.5% 186 2.1% 8,475 97.4% 8,704 7.6%
Total 524 0.5% 3,148 2.7% 111,149 96.8% 114,821 100.0%
* Total number of scoresheets, including those with offense dates between October 1, 1995 and May 24, 1997.
** Offense dates between May 25, 1997 and September 30, 1998.
Sentencing Scoresheets received: 1994 SG vs. Punishment Code Versions.

Table 3 Age at Sentencing Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2002-2003

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 1,042 0.9%
18 to 24 35,053 31.5%
25 to 29 17,935 16.1%
30 to 34 15,569 14.0%
35 to 39 14,643 13.2%
40 to 44 13,003 11.7%
45 to 49 7,775 7.0%
50 and Over 6,129 5.5%
Total 111,149 100.0%
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 Fiscal Year 2002-2003

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 10 11 23 44
3.9% 1.5% 1.4% 1.7%
Sexual Offenses 12 23 49 84
4.7% 3.2% 2.9% 3.2%
Robbery 79 139 210 428
31.0% 19.5% 12.6% 16.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 48 133 273 454
18.8% 18.6% 16.4% 17.2%
Burglary 40 169 404 613
15.7% 23.7% 24.3% 23.3%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 21 87 246 354
8.2% 12.2% 14.8% 13.4%
Drugs 35 111 361 507
13.7% 15.5% 21.7% 19.2%
Weapons 4 16 55 75
1.6% 2.2% 3.3% 2.8%
Other Offenses 6 25 44 75
2.4% 3.5% 2.6% 2.8%
Total 255 714 1,665 2,634
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 Fiscal Year 2002-2003

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 42 0 2 0 0 44
2.5% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Sexual Offenses 44 11 20 8 1 84
2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0% 1.9%
Robbery 223 54 119 28 4 428
25.0% 18.0% 8.7% 5.6% 0.0% 14.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 187 61 140 57 9 454
19.2% 16.6% 14.5% 11.7% 6.3% 15.7%
Burglary 210 78 249 62 14 613
25.9% 26.0% 23.7% 12.3% 43.8% 23.1%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 74 34 163 80 3 354
7.2% 11.5% 16.5% 17.8% 12.5% 13.3%
Drugs 109 53 197 141 7 507
13.0% 16.3% 25.5% 44.8% 25.0% 23.5%
Weapons 21 5 32 16 1 75
2.6% 2.1% 3.9% 4.2% 12.5% 3.4%
Other Offenses 20 9 27 16 3 75
2.6% 5.3% 4.9% 3.3% 0.0% 4.0%
Total 930 305 949 408 42 2,634
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 Fiscal Year 2002-2003

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 3,988 3.6% 1,022 0.9% 5,010 4.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,564 1.4% 397 0.4% 1,961 1.8%
03 (Lake City) 619 0.6% 143 0.1% 762 0.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,858 5.3% 1,374 1.2% 7,232 6.5%
05 (Tavares) 4,703 4.2% 1,261 1.1% 5,964 5.4%
06 (Clearwater) 9,556 8.6% 2,939 2.6% 12,495 11.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,618 3.3% 788 0.7% 4,406 4.0%
08 (Gainesville) 2,389 2.1% 527 0.5% 2,916 2.6%
09 (Orlando) 6,576 5.9% 1,408 1.3% 7,984 7.2%
10 (Bartow) 3,247 2.9% 963 0.9% 4,210 3.8%
11 (Miami) 6,711 6.0% 1,178 1.1% 7,889 7.1%
12 (Sarasota) 3,236 2.9% 878 0.8% 4,114 3.7%
13 (Tampa) 8,889 8.0% 2,350 2.1% 11,239 10.1%
14 (Panama City) 1,668 1.5% 435 0.4% 2,103 1.9%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,784 4.3% 969 0.9% 5,753 5.2%
16 (Key West) 352 0.3% 80 0.1% 432 0.4%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,982 9.0% 2,180 2.0% 12,162 10.9%
18 (Sanford) 3,208 2.9% 687 0.6% 3,895 3.5%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,061 2.8% 887 0.8% 3,948 3.6%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,461 4.9% 1,213 1.1% 6,674 6.0%
Total 89,470 80.5% 21,679 19.5% 111,149 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2002-2003

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,120 1.9% 2,850 2.6% 40 0.0% 5,010 4.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,406 1.3% 533 0.5% 22 0.0% 1,961 1.8%
03 (Lake City) 298 0.3% 460 0.4% 4 0.0% 762 0.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,986 3.6% 3,174 2.9% 72 0.1% 7,232 6.5%
05 (Tavares) 1,781 1.6% 4,026 3.6% 157 0.1% 5,964 5.4%
06 (Clearwater) 3,735 3.4% 8,661 7.8% 99 0.1% 12,495 11.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,702 1.5% 2,651 2.4% 53 0.0% 4,406 4.0%
08 (Gainesville) 1,669 1.5% 1,238 1.1% 9 0.0% 2,916 2.6%
09 (Orlando) 3,415 3.1% 4,364 3.9% 205 0.2% 7,984 7.2%
10 (Bartow) 1,426 1.3% 2,633 2.4% 151 0.1% 4,210 3.8%
11 (Miami) 4,397 4.0% 3,478 3.1% 14 0.0% 7,889 7.1%
12 (Sarasota) 1,363 1.2% 2,636 2.4% 115 0.1% 4,114 3.7%
13 (Tampa) 5,062 4.6% 5,667 5.1% 510 0.5% 11,239 10.1%
14 (Panama City) 595 0.5% 1,500 1.3% 8 0.0% 2,103 1.9%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,688 2.4% 3,059 2.8% 6 0.0% 5,753 5.2%
16 (Key West) 75 0.1% 344 0.3% 13 0.0% 432 0.4%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,459 5.8% 5,527 5.0% 176 0.2% 12,162 10.9%
18 (Sanford) 1,368 1.2% 2,422 2.2% 105 0.1% 3,895 3.5%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,387 1.2% 2,468 2.2% 93 0.1% 3,948 3.6%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,786 1.6% 4,807 4.3% 81 0.1% 6,674 6.0%
Total 46,718 42.0% 62,498 56.2% 1,933 1.7% 111,149 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American, and other categories.