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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 118,019 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2004-05 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2005.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 10,990 to a low of 8,425 from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 (Figure 1).
  • For the time period July 2004 through June 2005, Code scoresheets represent ninety-nine percent (99.0%) of the total scoresheet submissions. Beginning in the month of August 2004 and continuing through the end of the fiscal year, more than ninety-eight percent (98.9%) of the scoresheets represented sentencing events under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code (Table 2).
  • Nearly thirty percent (29.8%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,357 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 843 (35.4%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).
  • There were 969 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent over fourty-one percent (41.1%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 969 violent juvenile offenders, 459 (47.4%) 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. Over eighty percent (80.3%) 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 2004-2005

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,593 4.7%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,979 2.5%
03 (Lake City) 1,162 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 7,672 6.5%
05 (Tavares) 5,994 5.1%
06 (Clearwater) 15,201 12.9%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,980 4.2%
08 (Gainesville) 2,349 2.0%
09 (Orlando) 1,907 1.6%
10 (Bartow) 4,088 3.5%
11 (Miami) 13,653 11.6%
12 (Sarasota) 4,143 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 13,525 11.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,262 1.9%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,522 4.7%
16 (Key West) 786 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 10,844 9.2%
18 (Sanford) 4,537 3.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,620 3.9%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,202 5.3%
Total 118,019 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence* Criminal Punishment CodeFiscal Year 2004-2005

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2003 17 0.2% 94 1.0% 9,532 98.8% 9,643 8.1%
August 2003 19 0.2% 98 0.9% 10,990 98.9% 11,107 9.3%
September 2003 13 0.2% 72 0.8% 8,425 99.0% 8,510 7.1%
October 2003 25 0.2% 88 0.8% 10,527 98.9% 10,640 8.9%
November 2003 27 0.3% 87 0.9% 9,590 98.8% 9,704 8.1%
December 2003 16 0.2% 70 0.8% 8,554 99.0% 8,640 7.2%
January 2004 16 0.2% 92 0.9% 10,093 98.9% 10,201 8.6%
February 2004 19 0.2% 70 0.7% 9,667 99.1% 9,756 8.2%
March 2004 30 0.3% 79 0.7% 10,959 99.0% 11,068 9.3%
April 2004 17 0.2% 72 0.7% 10,077 99.1% 10,166 8.5%
May 2004 21 0.2% 55 0.6% 9,307 99.2% 9,383 7.9%
June 2004 19 0.2% 67 0.6% 10,298 99.2% 10,384 8.7%
Total 239 0.2% 944 0.8% 118,019 99.0% 119,202 100.0%
* 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 2004-2005

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 722 0.6%
18 to 24 34,480 29.2%
25 to 29 20,023 17.0%
30 to 34 15,755 13.3%
35 to 39 14,745 12.5%
40 to 44 14,361 12.2%
45 to 49 9,709 8.2%
50 and Over 8,214 7.0%
Unknown 10  
Total 118,019 100.0%



Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 29.2% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (0.6%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2004-2005

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 7 18 21 46
2.9% 3.0% 1.4% 2.0%
Sexual Offenses 12 29 58 99
5.0% 4.9% 3.8% 4.2%
Robbery 73 109 197 379
30.4% 18.3% 12.9% 16.1%
Violent Personal Offenses 44 113 288 445
18.3% 19.0% 18.9% 18.9%
Burglary 46 139 375 560
19.2% 23.4% 24.6% 23.8%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 22 60 188 270
9.2% 10.1% 12.4% 11.5%
Drugs 23 82 289 394
9.6% 13.8% 19.0% 16.7%
Weapons 4 21 49 74
1.7% 3.5% 3.2% 3.1%
Other Offenses 9 24 57 90
3.8% 4.0% 3.7% 3.8%
Total 240 595 1,522 2,357
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%



Chart shows age at offense distribution for under 18 years of age:  17 Years Old 64.6%, 16 Years Old 25.2%, 15 and under 10.2%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2004-2005

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 39 2 3 1 1 46
2.5% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
Sexual Offenses 55 12 22 4 6 99
2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0% 4.2%
Robbery 198 52 82 44 3 379
25.0% 18.0% 8.7% 5.6% 0.0% 16.1%
Violent Personal Offenses 167 37 171 58 12 445
19.2% 16.6% 14.5% 11.7% 6.3% 18.9%
Burglary 201 60 219 55 25 560
25.9% 26.0% 23.7% 12.3% 43.8% 23.8%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 57 22 123 59 9 270
7.2% 11.5% 16.5% 17.8% 12.5% 11.5%
Drugs 91 37 150 104 12 394
13.0% 16.3% 25.5% 44.8% 25.0% 16.7%
Weapons 18 8 34 10 4 74
2.6% 2.1% 3.9% 4.2% 12.5% 3.1%
Other Offenses 25 9 37 16 3 90
2.6% 5.3% 4.9% 3.3% 0.0% 3.8%
Total 851 239 841 351 75 2,357
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 35.7%, Comm. Control 10.1%, State Prison 36.1%, County Jail 14.9%, Other 3.2%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2004-2005

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,392 3.7% 1,201 1.0% 5,593 4.7%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,336 2.0% 643 0.5% 2,979 2.5%
03 (Lake City) 924 0.8% 238 0.2% 1,162 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 6,087 5.2% 1,585 1.3% 7,672 6.5%
05 (Tavares) 4,719 4.0% 1,275 1.1% 5,994 5.1%
06 (Clearwater) 11,477 9.7% 3,724 3.2% 15,201 12.9%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,109 3.5% 871 0.7% 4,980 4.2%
08 (Gainesville) 1,921 1.6% 428 0.4% 2,349 2.0%
09 (Orlando) 1,551 1.3% 356 0.3% 1,907 1.6%
10 (Bartow) 3,245 2.7% 843 0.7% 4,088 3.5%
11 (Miami) 11,777 10.0% 1,876 1.6% 13,653 11.6%
12 (Sarasota) 3,295 2.8% 848 0.7% 4,143 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 10,814 9.2% 2,711 2.3% 13,525 11.5%
14 (Panama City) 1,749 1.5% 513 0.4% 2,262 1.9%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,600 3.9% 922 0.8% 5,522 4.7%
16 (Key West) 655 0.6% 131 0.1% 786 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,874 7.5% 1,970 1.7% 10,844 9.2%
18 (Sanford) 3,574 3.0% 963 0.8% 4,537 3.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,613 3.1% 1,007 0.9% 4,620 3.9%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,056 4.3% 1,146 1.0% 6,202 5.3%
Total 94,768 80.3% 23,251 19.7% 118,019 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2004-2005

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,105 1.8% 3,443 2.9% 45 0.0% 5,593 4.7%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,107 1.8% 850 0.7% 22 0.0% 2,979 2.5%
03 (Lake City) 490 0.4% 668 0.6% 4 0.0% 1,162 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,177 3.5% 3,446 2.9% 49 0.0% 7,672 6.5%
05 (Tavares) 1,836 1.6% 3,973 3.4% 185 0.2% 5,994 5.1%
06 (Clearwater) 4,386 3.7% 10,678 9.0% 137 0.1% 15,201 12.9%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,725 1.5% 3,165 2.7% 90 0.1% 4,980 4.2%
08 (Gainesville) 1,245 1.1% 1,101 0.9% 3 0.0% 2,349 2.0%
09 (Orlando) 694 0.6% 1,153 1.0% 60 0.1% 1,907 1.6%
10 (Bartow) 1,347 1.1% 2,524 2.1% 217 0.2% 4,088 3.5%
11 (Miami) 7,706 6.5% 5,916 5.0% 31 0.0% 13,653 11.6%
12 (Sarasota) 1,235 1.0% 2,768 2.3% 140 0.1% 4,143 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 6,021 5.1% 6,782 5.7% 722 0.6% 13,525 11.5%
14 (Panama City) 649 0.5% 1,605 1.4% 8 0.0% 2,262 1.9%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,572 2.2% 2,938 2.5% 12 0.0% 5,522 4.7%
16 (Key West) 191 0.2% 583 0.5% 12 0.0% 786 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,470 4.6% 4,990 4.2% 384 0.3% 10,844 9.2%
18 (Sanford) 1,543 1.3% 2,906 2.5% 88 0.1% 4,537 3.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,594 1.4% 2,924 2.5% 102 0.1% 4,620 3.9%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,427 1.2% 4,714 4.0% 61 0.1% 6,202 5.3%
Total 48,520 41.1% 67,127 56.9% 2,372 2.0% 118,019 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.