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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Part III Comparative Description

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

Category FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates1 FY2003 - 2004 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 12,371   11,479  
58.9%   57.7%  
Mitigated Sanction 9,343   8,618  
44.5%   43.3%  
Mitigated Length 3,028
24.8
2,861
25.0
14.4% 14.4%
Not Mitigated 8,625   8,432  
41.1%   42.3%  
Total 20,996   19,911  
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

Figure 2 - Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 43.3% Mitigated Sanction, 42.3% Not Mitigated, 14.4% Mitigated Length
 
**Total points exceeding 44.0
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

Figure 3 - Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced:  87.0% Not Mitigated, 9.8% Mitigated Sanction, 3.2% Mitgated Length
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2001.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.
 

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates1 FY2003 - 2004 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 759 210 27.7% 691 225 32.6%
02- Tallahassee 537 228 42.5% 627 262 41.8%
03- Lake City 175 83 47.4% 179 80 44.7%
04- Jacksonville 1,468 588 40.1% 1,143 375 32.8%
05- Tavares 727 297 40.9% 776 255 32.9%
06- Clearwater 1,920 675 35.2% 1,944 681 35.0%
07- Daytona 874 277 31.7% 936 245 26.2%
08- Gainesville 676 357 52.8% 628 346 55.1%
09- Orlando 1,195 433 36.2% 676 221 32.7%
10- Bartow 474 139 29.3% 598 156 26.1%
11- Miami 3,764 2,639 70.1% 3,590 2,709 75.5%
12- Sarasota 505 129 25.5% 466 111 23.8%
13- Tampa 2,061 1,034 50.2% 2,440 1,058 43.4%
14- Panama City 382 132 34.6% 382 116 30.4%
15- West Palm Beach 988 425 43.0% 799 288 36.0%
16- Key West 62 31 50.0% 84 31 36.9%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,332 916 39.3% 1,948 791 40.6%
18- Sanford 466 130 27.9% 481 96 20.0%
19- Ft. Pierce 495 125 25.3% 538 109 20.3%
20- Ft. Myers 1,136 495 43.6% 985 463 47.0%
Statewide
20,996
9,343
44.5%
19,911
8,618
43.3%
* 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, 2001.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2002 - 2003 Sentence Dates1 FY2003 - 2004 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 759 272 35.8% 691 264 38.2%
02- Tallahassee 537 381 70.9% 627 435 69.4%
03- Lake City 175 117 66.9% 179 108 60.3%
04- Jacksonville 1,468 884 60.2% 1,143 630 55.1%
05- Tavares 727 360 49.5% 776 326 42.0%
06- Clearwater 1,920 893 46.5% 1,944 872 44.9%
07- Daytona 874 482 55.1% 936 483 51.6%
08- Gainesville 676 536 79.3% 628 504 80.3%
09- Orlando 1,195 577 48.3% 676 296 43.8%
10- Bartow 474 190 40.1% 598 250 41.8%
11- Miami 3,764 3,301 87.7% 3,590 3,244 90.4%
12- Sarasota 505 163 32.3% 466 146 31.3%
13- Tampa 2,061 1,335 64.8% 2,440 1,460 59.8%
14- Panama City 382 176 46.1% 382 160 41.9%
15- West Palm Beach 988 538 54.5% 799 376 47.1%
16- Key West 62 44 71.0% 84 46 54.8%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 2,332 1,127 48.3% 1,948 958 49.2%
18- Sanford 466 161 34.5% 481 122 25.4%
19- Ft. Pierce 495 170 34.3% 538 158 29.4%
20- Ft. Myers 1,136 664 58.5% 985 641 65.1%
Statewide
20,996
12,371
58.9%
19,911
11,479
57.7%
* 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, 2001.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.

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

Offense Type FY2001 -2002 Sentence Dates1 FY2003 - 2004 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
28 10 18 33 61 13 7 6 32 45
  45.9% 16.4% 29.5% 54.1% 100.0% 28.9% 15.6% 13.3% 71.1% 100.0%
Complete
0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%          
2nd Degree Murder                    
Attempt
18 5 13 19 37 6 2 4 20 26
  48.6% 13.5% 35.1% 51.4% 100.0% 23.1% 7.7% 15.4% 76.9% 100.0%
Complete
18 0 18 34 52 13 1 12 32 45
  34.6% 0.0% 34.6% 65.4% 100.0% 28.9% 2.2% 26.7% 71.1% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder                    
Attempt
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
                     
Complete
3 1 2 2 5 4 0 4 2 6
  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 4 0 2 6 1 0 1 1 2
  66.7% 66.7% 0.0% 33.3% 100.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Manslaughter
                   
Attempt
2 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 1
  50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete
34 12 22 25 59 26 8 18 25 51
  57.6% 20.3% 37.3% 42.4% 100.0% 51.0% 15.7% 35.3% 49.0% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter
                   
Complete
28 6 22 16 44 31 5 26 14 45
  63.6% 13.6% 50.0% 36.4% 100.0% 68.9% 11.1% 57.8% 31.1% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior                    
Capital Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
19 8 11 25 44 9 5 4 11 20
  43.2% 18.2% 25.0% 56.8% 100.0% 45.0% 25.0% 20.0% 55.0% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
4 3 1 3 7 3 0 3 3 6
  57.1% 42.9% 14.3% 42.9% 100.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete
6 2 4 17 23 8 1 7 14 22
  26.1% 8.7% 17.4% 73.9% 100.0% 36.4% 4.5% 31.8% 63.6% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
3 0 3 2 5 1 0 1 3 4
  60.0% 0.0% 60.0% 40.0% 100.0% 25.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0% 100.0%
Complete
32 7 25 20 52 17 6 11 17 34
  61.5% 13.5% 48.1% 38.5% 100.0% 50.0% 17.6% 32.4% 50.0% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
13 9 4 4 17 10 7 3 7 17
  76.5% 52.9% 23.5% 23.5% 100.0% 58.8% 41.2% 17.6% 41.2% 100.0%
Complete
94 70 24 31 125 64 39 25 31 95
  75.2% 56.0% 19.2% 24.8% 100.0% 67.4% 41.1% 26.3% 32.6% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other                    
Complete
4 3 1 0 4 6 5 1 1 7
  100.0% 75.0% 25.0% 0.0% 100.0% 85.7% 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior                    
Attempt
13 9 4 9 22 4 4 0 4 8
  59.1% 40.9% 18.2% 40.9% 100.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete
446 315 131 132 578 347 208 139 141 488
  77.2% 54.5% 22.7% 22.8% 100.0% 71.1% 42.6% 28.5% 28.9% 100.0%
Robbery
                   
Robbery with Weapon                    
Attempt
69 49 20 49 118 32 17 15 31 63
  58.5% 41.5% 16.9% 41.5% 100.0% 50.8% 27.0% 23.8% 49.2% 100.0%
Complete
354 182 172 331 685 310 166 144 321 631
  51.7% 26.6% 25.1% 48.3% 100.0% 49.1% 26.3% 22.8% 50.9% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon                    
Attempt
21 13 8 46 67 10 6 4 28 38
  31.3% 19.4% 11.9% 68.7% 100.0% 26.3% 15.8% 10.5% 73.7% 100.0%
Complete
257 173 84 339 596 197 139 58 334 531
  43.1% 29.0% 14.1% 56.9% 100.0% 37.1% 26.2% 10.9% 62.9% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery
                   
Attempt
0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 3 6
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 16.7% 33.3% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete
18 4 14 28 46 15 8 7 17 32
  39.1% 8.7% 30.4% 60.9% 100.0% 46.9% 25.0% 21.9% 53.1% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses                    
  3,114 2,598 516 1,438 4,552 2,777 2,244 533 1,414 4,191
  68.4% 57.1% 11.3% 31.6% 100.0% 66.3% 53.5% 12.7% 33.7% 100.0%
Burglary                    
  2,446 1,822 624 1,485 3,931 2,232 1,661 571 1,470 3,702
  62.2% 46.3% 15.9% 37.8% 100.0% 60.3% 44.9% 15.4% 39.7% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage                    
  1,022 756 266 909 1,931 997 742 255 891 1,888
  52.9% 39.2% 13.8% 47.1% 100.0% 52.8% 39.3% 13.5% 47.2% 100.0%
Drugs                    
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase                    
  1,421 999 422 1,528 2,949 1,445 1,030 415 1,433 2,878
  48.2% 33.9% 14.3% 51.8% 100.0% 50.2% 35.8% 14.4% 49.8% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking                    
  454 267 187 436 890 428 256 172 422 850
  51.0% 30.0% 21.0% 49.0% 100.0% 50.4% 30.1% 20.2% 49.6% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other                    
  1,334 1,151 183 773 2,107 1,368 1,177 191 762 2,130
  63.3% 54.6% 8.7% 36.7% 100.0% 64.2% 55.3% 9.0% 35.8% 100.0%
Weapons                    
  235 168 67 268 503 206 169 37 242 448
  46.7% 33.4% 13.3% 53.3% 100.0% 46.0% 37.7% 8.3% 54.0% 100.0%
Other                    
  857 695 162 616 1,473 896 704 192 704 1,600
  58.2% 47.2% 11.0% 41.8% 100.0% 56.0% 44.0% 12.0% 44.0% 100.0%
Total 12,371 9,343 3,028 8,625 20,996 11,479 8,618 2,861 8,432 19,911
* 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, 2001.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.