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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 FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1 FY2006 - 2007 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,873   12,919  
58.6%   59.2%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,773   9,305  
43.3%   42.7%  
Mitigated Length 3,100 22.8 3,614 22.8
15.3% 16.6%
Not Mitigated 8,402   8,889  
41.4%   40.8%  
Total 20,275   21,808  
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

FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1

Figure 2 - FY 2005-2006: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 43.3% Mitigated Sanction, 41.4% Not Mitigated, 15.3% Mitigated Length
FY2006 - 2007 Sentence Dates2

Figure 2 - FY 2006-2007: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 42.7% Mitigated Sanction, 40.8% Not Mitigated, 16.6% Mitigated Length
**Total points exceeding 44.0
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2005.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

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
FY2006 - 2007 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2006-2007: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 9.2% Mitigated Sanction, 87.2% Not Mitigated, 3.6% Mitigated Length
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2004.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2005.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1 FY2006 - 2007 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 881 277 31.4% 759 277 36.5%
02- Tallahassee 648 253 39.0% 663 251 37.9%
03- Lake City 245 109 44.5% 336 176 52.4%
04- Jacksonville 1,162 304 26.2% 1,084 337 31.1%
05- Tavares 1,060 298 28.1% 1,306 377 28.9%
06- Clearwater 1,829 669 36.6% 2,151 695 32.3%
07- Daytona 804 293 36.4% 954 292 30.6%
08- Gainesville 306 125 40.8% 414 156 37.7%
09- Orlando 844 317 37.6% 935 366 39.1%
10- Bartow 944 190 20.1% 884 204 23.1%
11- Miami 3,870 2,922 75.5% 4,420 3,352 75.8%
12- Sarasota 407 116 28.5% 557 115 20.6%
13- Tampa 2,158 1,025 47.5% 2,248 912 40.6%
14- Panama City 573 193 33.7% 516 162 31.4%
15- West Palm Beach 869 338 38.9% 935 399 42.7%
16- Key West 132 63 47.7% 111 29 26.1%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,605 653 40.7% 1,768 747 42.3%
18- Sanford 411 89 21.7% 369 69 18.7%
19- Ft. Pierce 552 111 20.1% 550 120 21.8%
20- Ft. Myers 975 428 43.9% 848 269 31.7%
Statewide 20,275 8,773 43.3% 21,808 9,305 42.7%
* 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, 2004.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2005.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1 FY2006 - 2007 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 881 355 40.3% 759 334 44.0%
02- Tallahassee 648 442 68.2% 663 472 71.2%
03- Lake City 245 158 64.5% 336 243 72.3%
04- Jacksonville 1,162 549 47.2% 1,084 541 49.9%
05- Tavares 1,060 449 42.4% 1,306 553 42.3%
06- Clearwater 1,829 825 45.1% 2,151 953 44.3%
07- Daytona 804 474 59.0% 954 501 52.5%
08- Gainesville 306 209 68.3% 414 306 73.9%
09- Orlando 844 416 49.3% 935 482 51.6%
10- Bartow 944 310 32.8% 884 353 39.9%
11- Miami 3,870 3,480 89.9% 4,420 4,011 90.7%
12- Sarasota 407 150 36.9% 557 161 28.9%
13- Tampa 2,158 1,586 73.5% 2,248 1,546 68.8%
14- Panama City 573 290 50.6% 516 257 49.8%
15- West Palm Beach 869 454 52.2% 935 520 55.6%
16- Key West 132 82 62.1% 111 42 37.8%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,605 784 48.8% 1,768 946 53.5%
18- Sanford 411 126 30.7% 369 112 30.4%
19- Ft. Pierce 552 165 29.9% 550 185 33.6%
20- Ft. Myers 975 569 58.4% 848 401 47.3%
Statewide 20,275 11,873 58.6% 21,808 12,919 59.2%
* 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, 2004.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2005.

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

Offense Type FY2005 - 2006 Sentence Dates1 FY2006 - 2007 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 6 7 30 43 23 9 14 46 69
30.2% 14.0% 16.3% 69.8% 100.0% 33.3% 13.0% 20.3% 66.7% 100.0%
Complete 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0%          
2nd Degree Murder
Attempt 10 4 6 25 35 22 13 9 35 57
28.6% 11.4% 17.1% 71.4% 100.0% 38.6% 22.8% 15.8% 61.4% 100.0%
Complete 11 2 9 47 58 12 0 12 45 57
19.0% 3.4% 15.5% 81.0% 100.0% 21.1% 0.0% 21.1% 78.9% 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 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1
50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Homicide, Other
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                   
Complete 2 0 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 2
50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Manslaughter
Attempt 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%          
Complete 20 12 8 18 38 23 16 7 15 38
52.6% 31.6% 21.1% 47.4% 100.0% 60.5% 42.1% 18.4% 39.5% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter
Complete 28 10 18 11 39 34 7 27 14 48
71.8% 25.6% 46.2% 28.2% 100.0% 70.8% 14.6% 56.3% 29.2% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior
Capital Sexual Battery
Attempt 13 5 8 21 34 6 1 5 23 29
38.2% 14.7% 23.5% 61.8% 100.0% 20.7% 3.4% 17.2% 79.3% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery
Attempt 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2 2
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 5 2 3 9 14 7 0 7 11 18
35.7% 14.3% 21.4% 64.3% 100.0% 38.9% 0.0% 38.9% 61.1% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery
Attempt 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 4 5
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%          
Complete 12 6 6 19 31 12 4 8 22 34
38.7% 19.4% 19.4% 61.3% 100.0% 35.3% 11.8% 23.5% 64.7% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery
Attempt 5 4 1 4 9 4 3 1 6 10
55.6% 44.4% 11.1% 44.4% 100.0% 40.0% 30.0% 10.0% 60.0% 100.0%
Complete 50 31 19 36 86 58 36 22 29 87
58.1% 36.0% 22.1% 41.9% 100.0% 66.7% 41.4% 25.3% 33.3% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other
Complete 4 4 0 1 5 6 5 1 1 7
80.0% 80.0% 0.0% 20.0% 100.0% 85.7% 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior
Attempt 6 4 2 9 15 7 2 5 11 18
40.0% 26.7% 13.3% 60.0% 100.0% 38.9% 11.1% 27.8% 61.1% 100.0%
Complete 262 163 99 112 374 224 130 94 109 333
70.1% 43.6% 26.5% 29.9% 100.0% 67.3% 39.0% 28.2% 32.7% 100.0%
Robbery
Robbery with Weapon
Attempt 38 27 11 31 69 35 24 11 33 68
55.1% 39.1% 15.9% 44.9% 100.0% 51.5% 35.3% 16.2% 48.5% 100.0%
Complete 253 129 124 216 469 336 173 163 266 602
53.9% 27.5% 26.4% 46.1% 100.0% 55.8% 28.7% 27.1% 44.2% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon
Attempt 15 11 4 28 43 24 18 6 29 53
34.9% 25.6% 9.3% 65.1% 100.0% 45.3% 34.0% 11.3% 54.7% 100.0%
Complete 173 124 49 278 451 183 136 47 287 470
38.4% 27.5% 10.9% 61.6% 100.0% 38.9% 28.9% 10.0% 61.1% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery
Attempt 5 4 1 5 10 1 1 0 4 5
50.0% 40.0% 10.0% 50.0% 100.0% 20.0% 20.0% 0.0% 80.0% 100.0%
Complete 27 9 18 33 60 31 13 18 41 72
45.0% 15.0% 30.0% 55.0% 100.0% 43.1% 18.1% 25.0% 56.9% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses
  2,830 2,275 555 1,416 4,246 2,817 2,244 573 1,460 4,277
  66.7% 53.6% 13.1% 33.3% 100.0% 65.9% 52.5% 13.4% 34.1% 100.0%
Burglary
  2,005 1,449 556 1,330 3,335 2,172 1,556 616 1,378 3,550
  60.1% 43.4% 16.7% 39.9% 100.0% 61.2% 43.8% 17.4% 38.8% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage
  978 709 269 850 1,828 1,013 674 339 909 1,922
  53.5% 38.8% 14.7% 46.5% 100.0% 52.7% 35.1% 17.6% 47.3% 100.0%
Drugs
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase
  1,653 1,144 509 1,411 3,064 1,765 1,170 595 1,492 3,257
  53.9% 37.3% 16.6% 46.1% 100.0% 54.2% 35.9% 18.3% 45.8% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking
  393 220 173 434 827 397 205 192 472 869
  47.5% 26.6% 20.9% 52.5% 100.0% 45.7% 23.6% 22.1% 54.3% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other
  1,653 1,419 234 801 2,454 1,921 1,620 301 864 2,785
  67.4% 57.8% 9.5% 32.6% 100.0% 69.0% 58.2% 10.8% 31.0% 100.0%
Weapons
  240 172 68 292 532 292 201 91 393 685
  45.1% 32.3% 12.8% 54.9% 100.0% 42.6% 29.3% 13.3% 57.4% 100.0%
Other
  1,167 828 339 923 2,090 1,490 1,042 448 888 2,378
  55.8% 39.6% 16.2% 44.2% 100.0% 62.7% 43.8% 18.8% 37.3% 100.0%
Total 11,873 8,773 3,100 8,402 20,275 12,919 9,305 3,614 8,889 21,808
* 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, 2004.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2005.