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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

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 FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates1 FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,362   11,797  
59.8%   58.6%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,605   8,725  
45.3%   43.4%  
Mitigated Length 2,757 22.4 3,072 22.7
14.5% 15.3%
Not Mitigated 7,652   8,326  
40.2%   41.4%  
Total 19,014   20,123  
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

FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates1

Figure 2 - FY 2004-2005: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 45.3% Mitigated Sanction, 40.2% Not Mitigated, 14.5% Mitigated Length
FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1

Figure 2 - FY 2005-2006: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 43.4% Mitigated Sanction, 41.4% Not Mitigated, 15.3% Mitigated Length
**Total points exceeding 44.0
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2004-2005: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 10.0% Mitigated Sanction, 86.8% Not Mitigated, 3.2% Mitigated Length
FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2005-2006: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 9.3% Mitigated Sanction, 87.4% Not Mitigated, 3.3% Mitigated Length
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2003.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates1 FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 634 238 37.5% 867 274 31.6%
02- Tallahassee 704 305 43.3% 648 253 39.0%
03- Lake City 244 121 49.6% 245 109 44.5%
04- Jacksonville 1,119 316 28.2% 1,161 304 26.2%
05- Tavares 792 265 33.5% 1,059 297 28.0%
06- Clearwater 1,930 695 36.0% 1,824 667 36.6%
07- Daytona 784 250 31.9% 803 292 36.4%
08- Gainesville 438 175 40.0% 305 125 41.0%
09- Orlando 230 79 34.3% 839 315 37.5%
10- Bartow 625 132 21.1% 943 189 20.0%
11- Miami 3,847 2,977 77.4% 3,853 2,914 75.6%
12- Sarasota 408 93 22.8% 407 116 28.5%
13- Tampa 2,426 1,186 48.9% 2,159 1,026 47.5%
14- Panama City 397 158 39.8% 531 183 34.5%
15- West Palm Beach 745 262 35.2% 865 338 39.1%
16- Key West 90 38 42.2% 132 63 47.7%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,812 702 38.7% 1,581 647 40.9%
18- Sanford 463 104 22.5% 411 89 21.7%
19- Ft. Pierce 507 122 24.1% 549 110 20.0%
20- Ft. Myers 819 387 47.3% 941 414 44.0%
Statewide 19,014 8,605 45.3% 20,123 8,725 43.4%
* 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, 2003.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.

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 634 274 43.2% 867 350 40.4%
02- Tallahassee 704 489 69.5% 648 442 68.2%
03- Lake City 244 165 67.6% 245 158 64.5%
04- Jacksonville 1,119 561 50.1% 1,161 549 47.3%
05- Tavares 792 358 45.2% 1,059 448 42.3%
06- Clearwater 1,930 899 46.6% 1,824 821 45.0%
07- Daytona 784 424 54.1% 803 473 58.9%
08- Gainesville 438 317 72.4% 305 209 68.5%
09- Orlando 230 107 46.5% 839 414 49.3%
10- Bartow 625 230 36.8% 943 309 32.8%
11- Miami 3,847 3,506 91.1% 3,853 3,469 90.0%
12- Sarasota 408 136 33.3% 407 150 36.9%
13- Tampa 2,426 1,619 66.7% 2,159 1,587 73.5%
14- Panama City 397 208 52.4% 531 269 50.7%
15- West Palm Beach 745 346 46.4% 865 453 52.4%
16- Key West 90 47 52.2% 132 82 62.1%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,812 859 47.4% 1,581 777 49.1%
18- Sanford 463 140 30.2% 411 126 30.7%
19- Ft. Pierce 507 171 33.7% 549 163 29.7%
20- Ft. Myers 819 506 61.8% 941 548 58.2%
Statewide 19,014 11,362 59.8% 20,123 11,797 58.6%
* 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, 2003.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.

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

Offense Type FY2004 - 2005 Sentence Dates1 FY2005 - 2006 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 12 2 10 28 40 11 6 5 29 40
30.0% 5.0% 25.0% 70.0% 100.0% 27.5% 15.0% 12.5% 72.5% 100.0%
Complete 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
          100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0%
2nd Degree Murder
Attempt 6 5 1 15 21 10 4 6 25 35
28.6% 23.8% 4.8% 71.4% 100.0% 28.6% 11.4% 17.1% 71.4% 100.0%
Complete 12 0 12 37 49 11 2 9 46 57
24.5% 0.0% 24.5% 75.5% 100.0% 19.3% 3.5% 15.8% 80.7% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%          
Complete 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Homicide, Other
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                   
Complete 3 2 1 0 3 2 0 2 2 4
100.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0% 100.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Manslaughter
Attempt 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 1
25.0% 25.0% 0.0% 75.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 29 15 14 17 46 20 12 8 16 36
63.0% 32.6% 30.4% 37.0% 100.0% 55.6% 33.3% 22.2% 44.4% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter
Complete 29 7 22 9 38 28 10 18 10 38
76.3% 18.4% 57.9% 23.7% 100.0% 73.7% 26.3% 47.4% 26.3% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior
Capital Sexual Battery
Attempt 9 2 7 12 21 13 5 8 21 34
42.9% 9.5% 33.3% 57.1% 100.0% 38.2% 14.7% 23.5% 61.8% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery
Attempt 4 1 3 4 8 0 0 0 4 4
50.0% 12.5% 37.5% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 9 5 4 15 24 5 2 3 9 14
37.5% 20.8% 16.7% 62.5% 100.0% 35.7% 14.3% 21.4% 64.3% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%          
Complete 18 7 11 15 33 11 6 5 19 30
54.5% 21.2% 33.3% 45.5% 100.0% 36.7% 20.0% 16.7% 63.3% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery
Attempt 7 5 2 8 15 5 4 1 4 9
46.7% 33.3% 13.3% 53.3% 100.0% 55.6% 44.4% 11.1% 44.4% 100.0%
Complete 52 32 20 29 81 50 31 19 36 86
64.2% 39.5% 24.7% 35.8% 100.0% 58.1% 36.0% 22.1% 41.9% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other
Complete 1 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 1 5
100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 80.0% 80.0% 0.0% 20.0% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior
Attempt 7 5 2 13 20 6 4 2 9 15
35.0% 25.0% 10.0% 65.0% 100.0% 40.0% 26.7% 13.3% 60.0% 100.0%
Complete 309 188 121 108 417 260 161 99 112 372
74.1% 45.1% 29.0% 25.9% 100.0% 69.9% 43.3% 26.6% 30.1% 100.0%
Robbery
Robbery with Weapon
Attempt 40 29 11 29 69 37 26 11 29 66
58.0% 42.0% 15.9% 42.0% 100.0% 56.1% 39.4% 16.7% 43.9% 100.0%
Complete 226 115 111 248 474 250 128 122 212 462
47.7% 24.3% 23.4% 52.3% 100.0% 54.1% 27.7% 26.4% 45.9% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon
Attempt 20 14 6 33 53 14 10 4 27 41
37.7% 26.4% 11.3% 62.3% 100.0% 34.1% 24.4% 9.8% 65.9% 100.0%
Complete 175 131 44 294 469 171 123 48 274 445
37.3% 27.9% 9.4% 62.7% 100.0% 38.4% 27.6% 10.8% 61.6% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery
Attempt 2 2 0 0 2 5 4 1 5 10
100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 50.0% 40.0% 10.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete 21 10 11 27 48 27 9 18 33 60
43.8% 20.8% 22.9% 56.3% 100.0% 45.0% 15.0% 30.0% 55.0% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses
  2,728 2,244 484 1,201 3,929 2,811 2,263 548 1,404 4,215
  69.4% 57.1% 12.3% 30.6% 100.0% 66.7% 53.7% 13.0% 33.3% 100.0%
Burglary
  2,071 1,546 525 1,334 3,405 1,993 1,441 552 1,318 3,311
  60.8% 45.4% 15.4% 39.2% 100.0% 60.2% 43.5% 16.7% 39.8% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage
  889 647 242 793 1,682 971 702 269 843 1,814
  52.9% 38.5% 14.4% 47.1% 100.0% 53.5% 38.7% 14.8% 46.5% 100.0%
Drugs
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase
  1,610 1,177 433 1,355 2,965 1,647 1,140 507 1,397 3,044
  54.3% 39.7% 14.6% 45.7% 100.0% 54.1% 37.5% 16.7% 45.9% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking
  381 215 166 377 758 387 219 168 427 814
  50.3% 28.4% 21.9% 49.7% 100.0% 47.5% 26.9% 20.6% 52.5% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other
  1,457 1,248 209 661 2,118 1,648 1,415 233 798 2,446
  68.8% 58.9% 9.9% 31.2% 100.0% 67.4% 57.8% 9.5% 32.6% 100.0%
Weapons
  198 157 41 245 443 236 168 68 293 529
  44.7% 35.4% 9.3% 55.3% 100.0% 44.6% 31.8% 12.9% 55.4% 100.0%
Other
  1,036 792 244 740 1,776 1,162 826 336 917 2,079
  58.3% 44.6% 13.7% 41.7% 100.0% 55.9% 39.7% 16.2% 44.1% 100.0%
Total 11,362 8,605 2,757 7,652 19,014 11,796 8,725 3,072 8,326 20,123
* 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, 2003.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.