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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 134,847 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2006-07 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2007.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 12,258 to a low of 8,734 from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2006 through June 2007, Code scoresheets represent ninety-nine percent (99.6%) 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 (28.9%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,707 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 944 (34.9%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 1,063 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 forty percent (39.3%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 1,063 violent juvenile offenders, 534 (50.2%) 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 57.1% 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 2006-2007

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,717 4.2%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,928 2.2%
03 (Lake City) 1,691 1.3%
04 (Jacksonville) 8,227 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 9,423 7.0%
06 (Clearwater) 17,284 12.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 5,271 3.9%
08 (Gainesville) 2,018 1.5%
09 (Orlando) 9,410 7.0%
10 (Bartow) 5,868 4.4%
11 (Miami) 12,989 9.6%
12 (Sarasota) 5,601 4.2%
13 (Tampa) 10,840 8.0%
14 (Panama City) 2,959 2.2%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,027 3.7%
16 (Key West) 1,120 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 12,049 8.9%
18 (Sanford) 3,785 2.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 5,726 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,914 5.1%
Total 134,847 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2006-2007

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2006 12 0.1% 29 0.3% 9,924 99.6% 9,965 7.4%
August 2006 12 0.1% 26 0.2% 12,101 99.7% 12,139 9.0%
September 2006 11 0.1% 34 0.3% 11,389 99.6% 11,434 8.4%
October 2006 10 0.1% 34 0.3% 11,945 99.6% 11,989 8.9%
November 2006 13 0.1% 28 0.3% 10,583 99.6% 10,624 7.8%
December 2006 8 0.1% 27 0.3% 8,734 99.6% 8,769 6.5%
January 2007 13 0.1% 34 0.3% 11,698 99.6% 11,745 8.7%
February 2007 11 0.1% 46 0.4% 11,593 99.5% 11,650 8.6%
March 2007 10 0.1% 33 0.3% 12,258 99.7% 12,301 9.1%
April 2007 12 0.1% 23 0.2% 11,311 99.7% 11,346 8.4%
May 2007 13 0.1% 26 0.2% 12,029 99.7% 12,068 8.9%
June 2007 8 0.1% 29 0.3% 11,282 99.7% 11,319 8.4%
Total 133 0.1% 369 0.3% 134,847 99.6% 135,349 100.0%
* 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 2006-2007

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 947 0.7%
18 to 24 37,876 28.1%
25 to 29 24,027 17.8%
30 to 34 17,073 12.7%
35 to 39 16,212 12.0%
40 to 44 15,796 11.7%
45 to 49 12,055 8.9%
50 and Over 10,850 8.0%
Unknown 11  
Total 134,847 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution Criminal Punishment Code

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 28.1% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (0.7%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2006-2007

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 13 14 32 59
5.4% 2.0% 1.8% 2.2%
Sexual Offenses 10 21 34 65
4.2% 3.0% 1.9% 2.4%
Robbery 65 136 256 457
27.1% 19.3% 14.5% 16.9%
Violent Personal Offenses 49 133 300 482
20.4% 18.9% 17.0% 17.8%
Burglary 47 177 399 623
19.6% 25.1% 22.6% 23.0%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 18 67 198 283
7.5% 9.5% 11.2% 10.5%
Drugs 15 99 383 497
6.3% 14.1% 21.7% 18.4%
Weapons 8 34 82 124
3.3% 4.8% 4.7% 4.6%
Other Offenses 15 23 79 117
6.3% 3.3% 4.5% 4.3%
Total 240 704 1,763 2,707
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 65.1%, 16 Years Old 26.0%, 15 and under 8.9%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2006-2007

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 52 4 3 0 0 59
2.5% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2%
Sexual Offenses 35 7 18 1 4 65
2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0% 2.4%
Robbery 239 41 128 40 9 457
25.0% 18.0% 8.7% 5.6% 0.0% 16.9%
Violent Personal Offenses 208 44 154 61 15 482
19.2% 16.6% 14.5% 11.7% 6.3% 17.8%
Burglary 223 69 257 59 15 623
25.9% 26.0% 23.7% 12.3% 43.8% 23.0%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 44 19 155 51 14 283
7.2% 11.5% 16.5% 17.8% 12.5% 10.5%
Drugs 110 34 226 116 11 497
13.0% 16.3% 25.5% 44.8% 25.0% 18.4%
Weapons 38 11 56 17 2 124
2.6% 2.1% 3.9% 4.2% 12.5% 4.6%
Other Offenses 29 2 56 27 3 117
2.6% 5.3% 4.9% 3.3% 0.0% 4.3%
Total 978 231 1,053 372 73 2,707
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 38.9%, Comm. Control 8.5%, State Prison 36.1%, County Jail 13.7%, Other 2.7%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2006-2007

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,477 3.3% 1,240 0.9% 5,717 4.2%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,282 1.7% 646 0.5% 2,928 2.2%
03 (Lake City) 1,334 1.0% 357 0.3% 1,691 1.3%
04 (Jacksonville) 6,599 4.9% 1,628 1.2% 8,227 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 7,442 5.5% 1,981 1.5% 9,423 7.0%
06 (Clearwater) 12,989 9.6% 4,295 3.2% 17,284 12.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,268 3.2% 1,003 0.7% 5,271 3.9%
08 (Gainesville) 1,649 1.2% 369 0.3% 2,018 1.5%
09 (Orlando) 7,718 5.7% 1,692 1.3% 9,410 7.0%
10 (Bartow) 4,604 3.4% 1,264 0.9% 5,868 4.4%
11 (Miami) 11,267 8.4% 1,722 1.3% 12,989 9.6%
12 (Sarasota) 4,444 3.3% 1,157 0.9% 5,601 4.2%
13 (Tampa) 8,636 6.4% 2,204 1.6% 10,840 8.0%
14 (Panama City) 2,338 1.7% 621 0.5% 2,959 2.2%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,222 3.1% 805 0.6% 5,027 3.7%
16 (Key West) 941 0.7% 179 0.1% 1,120 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,706 7.2% 2,343 1.7% 12,049 8.9%
18 (Sanford) 3,004 2.2% 781 0.6% 3,785 2.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,522 3.4% 1,204 0.9% 5,726 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,563 4.1% 1,351 1.0% 6,914 5.1%
Total 108,005 80.1% 26,842 19.9% 134,847 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2006-2007

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,321 1.7% 3,333 2.5% 63 0.0% 5,717 4.2%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,967 1.5% 930 0.7% 31 0.0% 2,928 2.2%
03 (Lake City) 657 0.5% 1,010 0.7% 24 0.0% 1,691 1.3%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,518 3.4% 3,632 2.7% 77 0.1% 8,227 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 2,655 2.0% 6,305 4.7% 463 0.3% 9,423 7.0%
06 (Clearwater) 4,915 3.6% 12,106 9.0% 263 0.2% 17,284 12.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,958 1.5% 3,213 2.4% 100 0.1% 5,271 3.9%
08 (Gainesville) 1,055 0.8% 955 0.7% 8 0.0% 2,018 1.5%
09 (Orlando) 4,003 3.0% 5,220 3.9% 187 0.1% 9,410 7.0%
10 (Bartow) 1,960 1.5% 3,707 2.7% 201 0.1% 5,868 4.4%
11 (Miami) 7,400 5.5% 5,561 4.1% 28 0.0% 12,989 9.6%
12 (Sarasota) 1,728 1.3% 3,648 2.7% 225 0.2% 5,601 4.2%
13 (Tampa) 4,744 3.5% 5,456 4.0% 640 0.5% 10,840 8.0%
14 (Panama City) 913 0.7% 2,039 1.5% 7 0.0% 2,959 2.2%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,422 1.8% 2,595 1.9% 10 0.0% 5,027 3.7%
16 (Key West) 244 0.2% 832 0.6% 44 0.0% 1,120 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,311 4.7% 5,299 3.9% 439 0.3% 12,049 8.9%
18 (Sanford) 1,333 1.0% 2,370 1.8% 82 0.1% 3,785 2.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 2,010 1.5% 3,488 2.6% 228 0.2% 5,726 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,517 1.1% 5,335 4.0% 62 0.0% 6,914 5.1%
Total 54,631 40.5% 77,034 57.1% 3,182 2.4% 134,847 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.