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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 131,478 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2007-08 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2008.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 12,661 to a low of 7,645 from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2007 through June 2008, Code scoresheets represent ninety-nine percent (99.7%) 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 (28.7%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 3,170 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 1,073 (33.8%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 1,247 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 1,247 violent juvenile offenders, 644 (51.6%) 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 (79.9%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 58.2% 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 2007-2008

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 4,596 3.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,443 1.9%
03 (Lake City) 1,914 1.5%
04 (Jacksonville) 6,915 5.3%
05 (Tavares) 7,881 6.0%
06 (Clearwater) 17,468 13.3%
07 (Daytona Beach) 5,580 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,563 1.2%
09 (Orlando) 12,399 9.5%
10 (Bartow) 6,587 5.0%
11 (Miami) 9,530 7.3%
12 (Sarasota) 4,906 3.7%
13 (Tampa) 10,948 8.4%
14 (Panama City) 2,984 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,485 4.2%
16 (Key West) 776 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,956 7.6%
18 (Sanford) 4,965 3.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 5,765 4.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 8,358 6.4%
Total 131,019 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2007-2008

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2006 7 0.1% 26 0.2% 11,985 99.7% 12,018 9.1%
August 2006 11 0.1% 47 0.4% 12,661 99.5% 12,719 9.7%
September 2006 14 0.1% 31 0.3% 10,810 99.6% 10,855 8.3%
October 2006 21 0.2% 32 0.3% 11,784 99.6% 11,837 9.0%
November 2006 10 0.1% 30 0.3% 10,313 99.6% 10,353 7.9%
December 2006 7 0.1% 17 0.2% 7,645 99.7% 7,669 5.8%
January 2007 8 0.1% 24 0.2% 11,414 99.7% 11,446 8.7%
February 2007 5 0.0% 29 0.3% 10,803 99.7% 10,837 8.2%
March 2007 4 0.0% 38 0.4% 10,525 99.6% 10,567 8.0%
April 2007 5 0.0% 22 0.2% 11,125 99.8% 11,152 8.5%
May 2007 9 0.1% 31 0.3% 11,235 99.6% 11,275 8.6%
June 2007 5 0.0% 26 0.2% 10,719 99.7% 10,750 8.2%
Total 106 0.1% 353 0.3% 131,019 99.7% 131,478 100.0%
* 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 2007-2008

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 1,134 0.9%
18 to 24 37,547 28.7%
25 to 29 23,990 18.3%
30 to 34 16,745 12.8%
35 to 39 15,074 11.5%
40 to 44 14,071 10.7%
45 to 49 11,454 8.7%
50 and Over 10,991 8.4%
Unknown 13  
Total 131,019 100.0%

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 2007-2008

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 13 28 41 82
4.4% 3.6% 2.0% 2.6%
Sexual Offenses 13 26 40 79
4.4% 3.4% 1.9% 2.5%
Robbery 91 167 306 564
30.6% 21.5% 14.6% 17.8%
Violent Personal Offenses 65 125 332 522
21.9% 16.1% 15.8% 16.5%
Burglary 50 195 538 783
16.8% 25.1% 25.7% 24.7%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 26 70 230 326
8.8% 9.0% 11.0% 10.3%
Drugs 17 93 403 513
5.7% 12.0% 19.2% 16.2%
Weapons 8 43 116 167
2.7% 5.5% 5.5% 5.3%
Other Offenses 14 29 91 134
4.7% 3.7% 4.3% 4.2%
Total 297 776 2,097 3,170
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 2007-2008

Primary Offense State Prison Comm. Control Probation County Jail Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 67 7 7 0 1 82
5.6% 2.3% 0.6% 0.0% 1.1% 2.6%
Sexual Offenses 59 8 11 0 1 79
4.9% 2.7% 1.0% 0.0% 1.1% 2.5%
Robbery 297 78 137 40 12 564
24.8% 26.0% 12.1% 9.0% 12.6% 17.8%
Violent Personal Offenses 221 51 185 46 19 522
18.5% 17.0% 16.3% 10.4% 20.0% 16.5%
Burglary 282 84 302 94 21 783
23.6% 28.0% 26.6% 21.2% 22.1% 24.7%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 61 19 159 75 12 326
5.1% 6.3% 14.0% 16.9% 12.6% 10.3%
Drugs 120 34 205 131 23 513
10.0% 11.3% 18.1% 29.5% 24.2% 16.2%
Weapons 39 15 77 34 2 167
3.3% 5.0% 6.8% 7.7% 2.1% 5.3%
Other Offenses 50 4 52 24 4 134
4.2% 1.3% 4.6% 5.4% 4.2% 4.2%
Total 1,196 300 1,135 444 95 3,170
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 2007-2008

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 3,522 2.7% 1,074 0.8% 4,596 3.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,857 1.4% 586 0.4% 2,443 1.9%
03 (Lake City) 1,524 1.2% 390 0.3% 1,914 1.5%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,565 4.2% 1,350 1.0% 6,915 5.3%
05 (Tavares) 6,148 4.7% 1,733 1.3% 7,881 6.0%
06 (Clearwater) 13,158 10.0% 4,310 3.3% 17,468 13.3%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,526 3.5% 1,054 0.8% 5,580 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,272 1.0% 291 0.2% 1,563 1.2%
09 (Orlando) 10,196 7.8% 2,203 1.7% 12,399 9.5%
10 (Bartow) 5,201 4.0% 1,386 1.1% 6,587 5.0%
11 (Miami) 8,334 6.4% 1,196 0.9% 9,530 7.3%
12 (Sarasota) 3,810 2.9% 1,096 0.8% 4,906 3.7%
13 (Tampa) 8,846 6.8% 2,102 1.6% 10,948 8.4%
14 (Panama City) 2,377 1.8% 607 0.5% 2,984 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,502 3.4% 983 0.8% 5,485 4.2%
16 (Key West) 650 0.5% 126 0.1% 776 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,192 6.3% 1,764 1.3% 9,956 7.6%
18 (Sanford) 3,870 3.0% 1,095 0.8% 4,965 3.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,472 3.4% 1,293 1.0% 5,765 4.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,674 5.1% 1,684 1.3% 8,358 6.4%
Total 104,696 79.9% 26,323 20.1% 131,019 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2007-2008

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 1,836 1.4% 2,683 2.0% 77 0.1% 4,596 3.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,540 1.2% 874 0.7% 29 0.0% 2,443 1.9%
03 (Lake City) 717 0.5% 1,164 0.9% 33 0.0% 1,914 1.5%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,673 2.8% 3,199 2.4% 43 0.0% 6,915 5.3%
05 (Tavares) 2,286 1.7% 5,222 4.0% 373 0.3% 7,881 6.0%
06 (Clearwater) 5,202 4.0% 11,970 9.1% 296 0.2% 17,468 13.3%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,928 1.5% 3,571 2.7% 81 0.1% 5,580 4.3%
08 (Gainesville) 802 0.6% 745 0.6% 16 0.0% 1,563 1.2%
09 (Orlando) 5,418 4.1% 6,806 5.2% 175 0.1% 12,399 9.5%
10 (Bartow) 2,257 1.7% 4,085 3.1% 245 0.2% 6,587 5.0%
11 (Miami) 5,231 4.0% 4,284 3.3% 15 0.0% 9,530 7.3%
12 (Sarasota) 1,598 1.2% 3,152 2.4% 156 0.1% 4,906 3.7%
13 (Tampa) 4,886 3.7% 5,439 4.2% 623 0.5% 10,948 8.4%
14 (Panama City) 894 0.7% 2,084 1.6% 6 0.0% 2,984 2.3%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,568 2.0% 2,897 2.2% 20 0.0% 5,485 4.2%
16 (Key West) 188 0.1% 536 0.4% 52 0.0% 776 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,179 4.0% 4,450 3.4% 327 0.2% 9,956 7.6%
18 (Sanford) 1,767 1.3% 3,095 2.4% 103 0.1% 4,965 3.8%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,924 1.5% 3,612 2.8% 229 0.2% 5,765 4.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,962 1.5% 6,346 4.8% 50 0.0% 8,358 6.4%
Total 51,856 39.6% 76,214 58.2% 2,949 2.3% 131,019 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.