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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Part III Comparative Description

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

Category FY2003 - 2004 Sentence Dates1 FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,524   11,306  
57.7%   59.8%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,648   8,573  
43.3%   45.4%  
Mitigated Length 2,876 25.0 2,733 22.7
14.4% 14.5%
Not Mitigated 8,458   7,598  
42.3%   40.2%  
Total 19,982   18,904  
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: 45.4% Mitigated Sanction, 40.2% Not Mitigated, 14.5% Mitigated Length
**Total points exceeding 44.0
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

Figure 3 - Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced:  86.8% Not Mitigated, 10.0% Mitigated Sanction, 3.2% Mitgated Length
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2002.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.
 

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2003 - 2004 Sentence Dates1 FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 695 227 32.7% 618 233 37.7%
02- Tallahassee 627 262 41.8% 697 301 43.2%
03- Lake City 179 80 44.7% 244 121 49.6%
04- Jacksonville 1,146 375 32.7% 1,113 316 28.4%
05- Tavares 777 255 32.8% 786 262 33.3%
06- Clearwater 1,953 685 35.1% 1,925 692 35.9%
07- Daytona 937 246 26.3% 782 248 31.7%
08- Gainesville 630 348 55.2% 437 174 39.8%
09- Orlando 677 222 32.8% 228 77 33.8%
10- Bartow 600 158 26.3% 624 133 21.3%
11- Miami 3,607 2,719 75.4% 3,832 2,974 77.6%
12- Sarasota 470 113 24.0% 408 93 22.8%
13- Tampa 2,449 1,060 43.3% 2,427 1,187 48.9%
14- Panama City 382 116 30.4% 396 157 39.6%
15- West Palm Beach 801 290 36.2% 745 261 35.0%
16- Key West 84 31 36.9% 90 38 42.2%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,957 791 40.4% 1,794 700 39.0%
18- Sanford 482 97 20.1% 461 104 22.6%
19- Ft. Pierce 544 110 20.2% 497 120 24.1%
20- Ft. Myers 985 463 47.0% 800 382 47.8%
Statewide
19,982 8,648 43.3% 18,904 8,573 45.4%
* 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, 2002.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2003 - 2004 Sentence Dates1 FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 695 266 38.3% 618 268 43.4%
02- Tallahassee 627 435 69.4% 697 483 69.3%
03- Lake City 179 108 60.3% 244 165 67.6%
04- Jacksonville 1,146 631 55.1% 1,113 558 50.1%
05- Tavares 777 326 42.0% 786 353 44.9%
06- Clearwater 1,953 878 45.0% 1,925 896 46.5%
07- Daytona 937 484 51.7% 782 422 54.0%
08- Gainesville 630 505 80.2% 437 316 72.3%
09- Orlando 677 297 43.9% 228 105 46.1%
10- Bartow 600 252 42.0% 624 231 37.0%
11- Miami 3,607 3,258 90.3% 3,832 3,496 91.2%
12- Sarasota 470 148 31.5% 408 136 33.3%
13- Tampa 2,449 1,467 59.9% 2,427 1,620 66.7%
14- Panama City 382 160 41.9% 396 207 52.3%
15- West Palm Beach 801 378 47.2% 745 344 46.2%
16- Key West 84 46 54.8% 90 47 52.2%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,957 960 49.1% 1,794 855 47.7%
18- Sanford 482 123 25.5% 461 140 30.4%
19- Ft. Pierce 544 161 29.6% 497 167 33.6%
20- Ft. Myers 985 641 65.1% 800 497 62.1%
Statewide 19,982 11,524 57.7% 18,904 11,306 59.8%
* 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, 2002.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.

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
13 7 6 33 46 11 2 9 28 39
  28.3% 15.2% 13.0% 71.7% 100.0% 28.2% 5.1% 23.1% 71.8% 100.0%
Complete
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
            0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2nd Degree Murder                    
Attempt
6 2 4 20 26 6 5 1 15 21
  23.1% 7.7% 15.4% 76.9% 100.0% 28.6% 23.8% 4.8% 71.4% 100.0%
Complete
14 1 13 32 46 11 0 11 36 47
  30.4% 2.2% 28.3% 69.6% 100.0% 23.4% 0.0% 23.4% 76.6% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder                    
Attempt
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%          
Complete
4 0 4 2 6 0 0 0 1 1
  66.7% 0.0% 66.7% 33.3% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Homicide, Other                    
Attempt
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Complete
1 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 3
  50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0% 100.0%
Manslaughter
                   
Attempt
0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 4
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 25.0% 25.0% 0.0% 75.0% 100.0%
Complete
26 8 18 25 51 29 15 14 17 46
  51.0% 15.7% 35.3% 49.0% 100.0% 63.0% 32.6% 30.4% 37.0% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter
                   
Complete
32 5 27 14 46 29 7 22 9 38
  69.6% 10.9% 58.7% 30.4% 100.0% 76.3% 18.4% 57.9% 23.7% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior                    
Capital Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
9 5 4 11 20 9 2 7 12 21
  45.0% 25.0% 20.0% 55.0% 100.0% 42.9% 9.5% 33.3% 57.1% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
3 0 3 3 6 4 1 3 4 8
  50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 50.0% 12.5% 37.5% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete
8 1 7 14 22 9 5 4 15 24
  36.4% 4.5% 31.8% 63.6% 100.0% 37.5% 20.8% 16.7% 62.5% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
1 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
  25.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0% 100.0%          
Complete
17 6 11 17 34 18 7 11 14 32
  50.0% 17.6% 32.4% 50.0% 100.0% 56.3% 21.9% 34.4% 43.8% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt
10 7 3 7 17 6 4 2 8 14
  58.8% 41.2% 17.6% 41.2% 100.0% 42.9% 28.6% 14.3% 57.1% 100.0%
Complete
65 41 24 31 96 50 31 19 30 80
  67.7% 42.7% 25.0% 32.3% 100.0% 62.5% 38.8% 23.8% 37.5% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other                    
Complete
6 5 1 1 7 1 1 0 0 1
  85.7% 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior                    
Attempt
4 4 0 5 9 7 5 2 13 20
  44.4% 44.4% 0.0% 55.6% 100.0% 35.0% 25.0% 10.0% 65.0% 100.0%
Complete
348 209 139 142 490 308 188 120 105 413
  71.0% 42.7% 28.4% 29.0% 100.0% 74.6% 45.5% 29.1% 25.4% 100.0%
Robbery
                   
Robbery with Weapon                    
Attempt
33 18 15 32 65 40 29 11 29 69
  50.8% 27.7% 23.1% 49.2% 100.0% 58.0% 42.0% 15.9% 42.0% 100.0%
Complete
314 168 146 321 635 224 115 109 246 470
  49.4% 26.5% 23.0% 50.6% 100.0% 47.7% 24.5% 23.2% 52.3% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon                    
Attempt
10 6 4 28 38 20 14 6 32 52
  26.3% 15.8% 10.5% 73.7% 100.0% 38.5% 26.9% 11.5% 61.5% 100.0%
Complete
198 140 58 336 534 174 130 44 294 468
  37.1% 26.2% 10.9% 62.9% 100.0% 37.2% 27.8% 9.4% 62.8% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery
                   
Attempt
3 1 2 3 6 2 2 0 0 2
  50.0% 16.7% 33.3% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete
15 8 7 17 32 21 10 11 26 47
  46.9% 25.0% 21.9% 53.1% 100.0% 44.7% 21.3% 23.4% 55.3% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses                    
  2,783 2,248 535 1,417 4,200 2,710 2,235 475 1,199 3,909
  66.3% 53.5% 12.7% 33.7% 100.0% 69.3% 57.2% 12.2% 30.7% 100.0%
Burglary                    
  2,242 1,667 575 1,473 3,715 2,059 1,535 524 1,325 3,384
  60.3% 44.9% 15.5% 39.7% 100.0% 60.8% 45.4% 15.5% 39.2% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage                    
  1,002 746 256 894 1,896 886 645 241 785 1,671
  52.8% 39.3% 13.5% 47.2% 100.0% 53.0% 38.6% 14.4% 47.0% 100.0%
Drugs                    
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase                    
  1,453 1,036 417 1,437 2,890 1,606 1,176 430 1,349 2,955
  50.3% 35.8% 14.4% 49.7% 100.0% 54.3% 39.8% 14.6% 45.7% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking                    
  430 257 173 425 855 377 214 163 369 746
  50.3% 30.1% 20.2% 49.7% 100.0% 50.5% 28.7% 21.8% 49.5% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other                    
  1,369 1,178 191 762 2,131 1,456 1,248 208 655 2,111
  64.2% 55.3% 9.0% 35.8% 100.0% 69.0% 59.1% 9.9% 31.0% 100.0%
Weapons                    
  206 169 37 243 449 199 157 42 242 441
  45.9% 37.6% 8.2% 54.1% 100.0% 45.1% 35.6% 9.5% 54.9% 100.0%
Other                    
  899 705 194 707 1,606 1,030 787 243 736 1,766
  56.0% 43.9% 12.1% 44.0% 100.0% 58.3% 44.6% 13.8% 41.7% 100.0%
Total 11,524 8,648 2,876 8,458 19,982 11,306 8,573 2,733 7,598 18,904
* 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, 2002.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.