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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 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 12,201 to a low of 8,790 from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2005 through June 2006, Code scoresheets represent ninety-nine percent (99.4%) of the total scoresheet submissions. Throughout the fiscal year, more than ninety-nine percent of the scoresheets represented sentencing events under the Florida Criminal Punishment Code (Table 2).

  • Nearly thirty percent (29.1%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered "youthful offenders" at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,389 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 843 (36.6%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 876 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent just under thirty-seven percent (36.7%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 876 violent juvenile offenders, 449 (51.3%) 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 (80.1%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 57.8% were for white offenders (Table 7).

Figure 1 Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence Criminal Punishment Code

Shows scoresheets received by month of sentence. Criminal Punishment Code.

Table 1 Scoresheets Received by Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 6,532 5.1%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,933 2.3%
03 (Lake City) 1,164 0.9%
04 (Jacksonville) 7,795 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 7,721 6.1%
06 (Clearwater) 15,843 12.5%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,856 3.8%
08 (Gainesville) 1,795 1.4%
09 (Orlando) 7,924 6.2%
10 (Bartow) 6,005 4.7%
11 (Miami) 12,256 9.7%
12 (Sarasota) 4,533 3.6%
13 (Tampa) 11,079 8.7%
14 (Panama City) 2,947 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,660 4.5%
16 (Key West) 1,024 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 10,570 8.3%
18 (Sanford) 3,924 3.1%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 5,351 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 7,063 5.6%
Total 126,975 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2005 20 0.2% 57 0.6% 9,618 99.2% 9,695 7.6%
August 2005 16 0.1% 76 0.7% 11,448 99.2% 11,540 9.0%
September 2005 14 0.1% 54 0.5% 10,610 99.4% 10,678 8.4%
October 2005 10 0.1% 52 0.5% 9,451 99.3% 9,513 7.4%
November 2005 16 0.2% 44 0.4% 10,213 99.4% 10,273 8.0%
December 2005 10 0.1% 33 0.4% 8,790 99.5% 8,833 6.9%
January 2006 18 0.2% 68 0.6% 11,162 99.2% 11,248 8.8%
February 2006 14 0.1% 42 0.4% 10,622 99.5% 10,678 8.4%
March 2006 8 0.1% 48 0.4% 12,201 99.5% 12,257 9.6%
April 2006 12 0.1% 45 0.4% 10,445 99.5% 10,502 8.2%
May 2006 8 0.1% 33 0.3% 11,233 99.6% 11,274 8.8%
June 2006 9 0.1% 41 0.4% 11,182 99.6% 11,232 8.8%
Total 155 0.1% 593 0.5% 126,975 99.4% 127,723 100.0%
* 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.

Figure 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received: 1994 SG vs. 1995 SG vs. Punishment Code Versions

Sentencing Scoresheets received: 1994 SG vs. 1995 SG vs. Punishment Code Versions.

Table 3 Age at Sentencing Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 785 0.6%
18 to 24 36,124 28.4%
25 to 29 22,264 17.5%
30 to 34 16,734 13.2%
35 to 39 15,319 12.1%
40 to 44 15,509 12.2%
45 to 49 10,953 8.6%
50 and Over 9,282 7.3%
Unknown 5  
Total 126,975 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution Criminal Punishment Code

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 28.5% 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 2005-2006

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 20 17 27 64
9.00% 2.60% 1.80% 2.70%
Sexual Offenses 7 26 37 70
3.1% 4.0% 2.4% 2.9%
Robbery 46 113 171 330
20.60% 17.30% 11.30% 13.80%
Violent Personal Offenses 53 104 255 412
23.8% 15.9% 16.9% 17.2%
Burglary 48 184 358 590
21.50% 28.20% 23.70% 24.70%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 14 73 209 296
6.30% 11.20% 13.80% 12.40%
Drugs 25 95 343 463
11.20% 14.50% 22.70% 19.40%
Weapons 5 16 45 66
2.20% 2.50% 3.00% 2.80%
Other Offenses 5 25 68 98
2.20% 3.80% 4.50% 4.10%
Total 223 653 1,513 2,389
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Figure 4 Age at Offense Distribution Offenders Under 18

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 2005-2006

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 57 2 5 0 0 64
2.50% 1.20% 0.20% 0.00% 0.00% 2.70%
Sexual Offenses 48 5 7 6 4 70
2.00% 3.00% 2.00% 0.30% 0.00% 2.90%
Robbery 188 26 83 30 3 330
25.00% 18.00% 8.70% 5.60% 0.00% 13.80%
Violent Personal Offenses 156 38 150 54 14 412
19.20% 16.60% 14.50% 11.70% 6.30% 17.20%
Burglary 201 60 241 70 18 590
25.90% 26.00% 23.70% 12.30% 43.80% 24.70%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 55 21 141 67 12 296
7.20% 11.50% 16.50% 17.80% 12.50% 12.40%
Drugs 90 37 224 94 18 463
13.00% 16.30% 25.50% 44.80% 25.00% 19.40%
Weapons 16 4 31 14 1 66
2.60% 2.10% 3.90% 4.20% 12.50% 2.80%
Other Offenses 22 7 41 23 5 98
2.60% 5.30% 4.90% 3.30% 0.00% 4.10%
Total 833 200 923 358 75 2,389
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.

Figure 5 Sanction Imposed Distribution Offenders Under 18

Sanction Imposed Distribution - Offenders under 18:  Probation 38.6%, Comm. Control 8.4%, State Prison 34.9%, County Jail 15.0%, Other 3.1%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 5,101 4.0% 1,431 1.1% 6,532 5.1%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,337 1.8% 596 0.5% 2,933 2.3%
03 (Lake City) 923 0.7% 241 0.2% 1,164 0.9%
04 (Jacksonville) 6,235 4.9% 1,560 1.2% 7,795 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 6,023 4.7% 1,698 1.3% 7,721 6.1%
06 (Clearwater) 11,862 9.3% 3,981 3.1% 15,843 12.5%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,911 3.1% 945 0.7% 4,856 3.8%
08 (Gainesville) 1,432 1.1% 363 0.3% 1,795 1.4%
09 (Orlando) 6,474 5.1% 1,450 1.1% 7,924 6.2%
10 (Bartow) 4,677 3.7% 1,328 1.0% 6,005 4.7%
11 (Miami) 10,632 8.4% 1,624 1.3% 12,256 9.7%
12 (Sarasota) 3,515 2.8% 1,018 0.8% 4,533 3.6%
13 (Tampa) 8,999 7.1% 2,080 1.6% 11,079 8.7%
14 (Panama City) 2,304 1.8% 643 0.5% 2,947 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,698 3.7% 962 0.8% 5,660 4.5%
16 (Key West) 858 0.7% 166 0.1% 1,024 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,615 6.8% 1,955 1.5% 10,570 8.3%
18 (Sanford) 3,141 2.5% 783 0.6% 3,924 3.1%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,193 3.3% 1,158 0.9% 5,351 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,744 4.5% 1,319 1.0% 7,063 5.6%
Total 101,674 80.1% 25,301 19.9% 126,975 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,509 2.0% 3,943 3.1% 80 0.1% 6,532 5.1%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,951 1.5% 943 0.7% 39 0.0% 2,933 2.3%
03 (Lake City) 471 0.4% 689 0.5% 4 0.0% 1,164 0.9%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,167 3.3% 3,554 2.8% 74 0.1% 7,795 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 2,213 1.7% 5,208 4.1% 300 0.2% 7,721 6.1%
06 (Clearwater) 4,490 3.5% 11,185 8.8% 168 0.1% 15,843 12.5%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,687 1.3% 3,082 2.4% 87 0.1% 4,856 3.8%
08 (Gainesville) 988 0.8% 807 0.6% 0 0.0% 1,795 1.4%
09 (Orlando) 3,215 2.5% 4,535 3.6% 174 0.1% 7,924 6.2%
10 (Bartow) 2,002 1.6% 3,635 2.9% 368 0.3% 6,005 4.7%
11 (Miami) 6,879 5.4% 5,354 4.2% 23 0.0% 12,256 9.7%
12 (Sarasota) 1,283 1.0% 3,114 2.5% 136 0.1% 4,533 3.6%
13 (Tampa) 5,001 3.9% 5,402 4.3% 676 0.5% 11,079 8.7%
14 (Panama City) 852 0.7% 2,092 1.6% 3 0.0% 2,947 2.3%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,606 2.1% 3,044 2.4% 10 0.0% 5,660 4.5%
16 (Key West) 251 0.2% 748 0.6% 25 0.0% 1,024 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,449 4.3% 4,717 3.7% 404 0.3% 10,570 8.3%
18 (Sanford) 1,299 1.0% 2,531 2.0% 94 0.1% 3,924 3.1%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,807 1.4% 3,385 2.7% 159 0.1% 5,351 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,603 1.3% 5,406 4.3% 54 0.0% 7,063 5.6%
Total 50,723 39.9% 73,374 57.8% 2,878 2.3% 126,975 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.