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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Part I: Introductory Statistics

FACT: There were 121,081 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2003-04 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2004.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 11,166 to a low of 8,834 from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 (Figure 1).
  • For the time period July 2003 through June 2004, Code scoresheets represent over ninety-eight percent (98.4%) of the total scoresheet submissions. Beginning in the month of August 2003 and continuing through the end of the fiscal year, more than ninety-eight percent of the scoresheets represented sentencing events under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code (Table 2).
  • More than thirty percent (30.9%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,497 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 843 (33.8%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).
  • There were 904 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 (36.2%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 904 violent juvenile offenders, 432, or 47.8%, 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. Eighty percent (80.0%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 56.9% 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 Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,577 4.6%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,538 2.1%
03 (Lake City) 1,072 0.9%
04 (Jacksonville) 7,253 6.0%
05 (Tavares) 7,083 5.8%
06 (Clearwater) 14,347 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,855 4.0%
08 (Gainesville) 2,954 2.4%
09 (Orlando) 5,050 4.2%
10 (Bartow) 4,692 3.9%
11 (Miami) 12,628 10.4%
12 (Sarasota) 4,239 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 13,798 11.4%
14 (Panama City) 2,147 1.8%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,803 4.8%
16 (Key West) 734 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 10,946 9.0%
18 (Sanford) 4,352 3.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,542 3.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,471 5.3%
Total 121,081 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence* Criminal Punishment CodeFiscal Year 2003-2004

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2003 37 0.4% 181 1.8% 9,963 97.9% 10,181 8.3%
August 2003 25 0.2% 162 1.6% 9,910 98.1% 10,097 8.2%
September 2003 32 0.3% 182 1.7% 10,606 98.0% 10,820 8.8%
October 2003 35 0.3% 183 1.6% 11,090 98.1% 11,308 9.2%
November 2003 31 0.3% 150 1.7% 8,898 98.0% 9,079 7.4%
December 2003 33 0.4% 138 1.5% 8,834 98.1% 9,005 7.3%
January 2004 32 0.3% 116 1.1% 10,143 98.6% 10,291 8.4%
February 2004 25 0.3% 115 1.2% 9,747 98.6% 9,887 8.0%
March 2004 26 0.2% 135 1.2% 11,166 98.6% 11,327 9.2%
April 2004 30 0.3% 130 1.2% 10,729 98.5% 10,889 8.8%
May 2004 19 0.2% 82 0.8% 9,747 99.0% 9,848 8.0%
June 2004 23 0.2% 107 1.0% 10,248 98.7% 10,378 8.4%
Total 348 0.3% 1,681 1.4% 121,081 98.4% 123,110 100.0%
* 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. 1995 SG vs. Punishment Code Versions.


Table 3 Age at Sentencing Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 810 0.7%
18 to 24 36,575 30.2%
25 to 29 19,825 16.4%
30 to 34 16,781 13.9%
35 to 39 15,635 12.9%
40 to 44 14,693 12.1%
45 to 49 9,105 7.5%
50 and Over 7,642 6.3%
Unknown 15  
Total 121,081 100.0%


Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 30.2% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (0.7%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 8 7 15 30
3.8% 1.1% 0.9% 1.2%
Sexual Offenses 11 18 41 70
5.3% 2.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Robbery 45 114 225 384
21.5% 18.0% 13.6% 15.4%
Violent Personal Offenses 48 115 257 420
23.0% 18.1% 15.5% 16.8%
Burglary 41 170 379 590
19.6% 26.8% 22.9% 23.6%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 23 65 237 325
11.0% 10.3% 14.3% 13.0%
Drugs 20 109 374 503
9.6% 17.2% 22.6% 20.1%
Weapons 2 22 50 74
1.0% 3.5% 3.0% 3.0%
Other Offenses 11 14 76 101
5.3% 2.2% 4.6% 4.0%
Total 209 634 1,654 2,497
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


Chart shows age at offense distribution for under 18 years of age:  17 Years Old 66.2%, 16 Years Old 25.4%, 15 and under 8.4%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 26 3 0 1 0 30
2.5% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2%
Sexual Offenses 42 11 13 3 1 70
2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0% 2.8%
Robbery 197 48 96 36 7 384
25.0% 18.0% 8.7% 5.6% 0.0% 15.4%
Violent Personal Offenses 167 46 137 58 12 420
19.2% 16.6% 14.5% 11.7% 6.3% 16.8%
Burglary 200 72 217 78 23 590
25.9% 26.0% 23.7% 12.3% 43.8% 23.6%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 63 30 166 61 5 325
7.2% 11.5% 16.5% 17.8% 12.5% 13.0%
Drugs 95 51 216 128 13 503
13.0% 16.3% 25.5% 44.8% 25.0% 20.1%
Weapons 28 6 27 13 0 74
2.6% 2.1% 3.9% 4.2% 12.5% 3.0%
Other Offenses 29 9 44 15 4 101
2.6% 5.3% 4.9% 3.3% 0.0% 4.0%
Total 847 276 916 393 65 2,497
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 36.7%, Comm. Control 11.1%, State Prison 33.9%, County Jail 15.7%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,381 3.6% 1,196 1.0% 5,577 4.6%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,009 1.7% 529 0.4% 2,538 2.1%
03 (Lake City) 863 0.7% 209 0.2% 1,072 0.9%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,782 4.8% 1,471 1.2% 7,253 6.0%
05 (Tavares) 5,524 4.6% 1,559 1.3% 7,083 5.8%
06 (Clearwater) 10,909 9.0% 3,438 2.8% 14,347 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,054 3.3% 801 0.7% 4,855 4.0%
08 (Gainesville) 2,357 1.9% 597 0.5% 2,954 2.4%
09 (Orlando) 4,114 3.4% 936 0.8% 5,050 4.2%
10 (Bartow) 3,598 3.0% 1,094 0.9% 4,692 3.9%
11 (Miami) 10,793 8.9% 1,835 1.5% 12,628 10.4%
12 (Sarasota) 3,328 2.7% 911 0.8% 4,239 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 10,869 9.0% 2,929 2.4% 13,798 11.4%
14 (Panama City) 1,715 1.4% 432 0.4% 2,147 1.8%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,720 3.9% 1,083 0.9% 5,803 4.8%
16 (Key West) 599 0.5% 135 0.1% 734 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,991 7.4% 1,955 1.6% 10,946 9.0%
18 (Sanford) 3,447 2.8% 905 0.7% 4,352 3.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,519 2.9% 1,023 0.8% 4,542 3.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,249 4.3% 1,222 1.0% 6,471 5.3%
Total 96,821 80.0% 24,260 20.0% 121,081 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,145 1.8% 3,400 2.8% 32 0.0% 5,577 4.6%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,783 1.5% 723 0.6% 32 0.0% 2,538 2.1%
03 (Lake City) 430 0.4% 640 0.5% 2 0.0% 1,072 0.9%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,984 3.3% 3,200 2.6% 69 0.1% 7,253 6.0%
05 (Tavares) 2,020 1.7% 4,903 4.0% 160 0.1% 7,083 5.8%
06 (Clearwater) 4,112 3.4% 10,097 8.3% 138 0.1% 14,347 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,801 1.5% 2,981 2.5% 73 0.1% 4,855 4.0%
08 (Gainesville) 1,631 1.3% 1,307 1.1% 16 0.0% 2,954 2.4%
09 (Orlando) 2,128 1.8% 2,796 2.3% 126 0.1% 5,050 4.2%
10 (Bartow) 1,629 1.3% 2,855 2.4% 208 0.2% 4,692 3.9%
11 (Miami) 7,091 5.9% 5,525 4.6% 12 0.0% 12,628 10.4%
12 (Sarasota) 1,288 1.1% 2,817 2.3% 134 0.1% 4,239 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 6,083 5.0% 7,070 5.8% 645 0.5% 13,798 11.4%
14 (Panama City) 596 0.5% 1,543 1.3% 8 0.0% 2,147 1.8%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,658 2.2% 3,141 2.6% 4 0.0% 5,803 4.8%
16 (Key West) 184 0.2% 539 0.4% 11 0.0% 734 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,627 4.6% 4,945 4.1% 374 0.3% 10,946 9.0%
18 (Sanford) 1,520 1.3% 2,732 2.3% 100 0.1% 4,352 3.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,634 1.3% 2,798 2.3% 110 0.1% 4,542 3.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,579 1.3% 4,833 4.0% 59 0.0% 6,471 5.3%
Total 49,923 41.2% 68,845 56.9% 2,313 1.9% 121,081 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.