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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 III: Comparative Description

Table 11 Mitigation Rates* Among Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category

Category FY2007-2008 Sentence Dates1 FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 12,549   12,111  
56.3%   55.6%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,556   8,244  
38.4%   37.9%  
Mitigated Length 3,993 23.9 3,867 22.9
17.9% 17.8%
Not Mitigated 9,748   9,653  
43.7%   44.4%  
Total 22,297   21,764  
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

FY2007-2008 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
FY2008-2009 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, 2006.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

FY2007-2008 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
FY2008-2009 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, 2006.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2007-2008 Sentence Dates1 FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 733 302 41.2% 1,105 452 40.9%
02- Tallahassee 381 148 38.8% 432 196 45.4%
03- Lake City 383 152 39.7% 249 78 31.3%
04- Jacksonville 1,111 348 31.3% 1,311 316 24.1%
05- Tavares 1,160 274 23.6% 1,096 325 29.7%
06- Clearwater 2,366 688 29.1% 2,191 626 28.6%
07- Daytona 982 282 28.7% 882 286 32.4%
08- Gainesville 348 137 39.4% 549 226 41.2%
09- Orlando 1,633 558 34.2% 1,725 627 36.3%
10- Bartow 1,059 267 25.2% 1,058 290 27.4%
11- Miami 3,364 2,396 71.2% 2,389 1,743 73.0%
12- Sarasota 670 115 17.2% 644 146 22.7%
13- Tampa 2,545 1,055 41.5% 2,335 1,075 46.0%
14- Panama City 513 121 23.6% 437 136 31.1%
15- West Palm Beach 995 439 44.1% 938 408 43.5%
16- Key West 85 31 36.5% 85 52 61.2%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,621 629 38.8% 1,719 643 37.4%
18- Sanford 613 140 22.8% 763 217 28.4%
19- Ft. Pierce 646 158 24.5% 700 106 15.1%
20- Ft. Myers 1,089 316 29.0% 1,156 296 25.6%
Statewide 22,297 8,556 38.4% 21,764 8,244 37.9%
* 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, 2006.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2007-2008 Sentence Dates1 FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 733 364 49.7% 1,105 563 51.0%
02- Tallahassee 381 253 66.4% 432 319 73.8%
03- Lake City 383 240 62.7% 249 125 50.2%
04- Jacksonville 1,111 550 49.5% 1,311 537 41.0%
05- Tavares 1,160 433 37.3% 1,096 457 41.7%
06- Clearwater 2,366 1,127 47.6% 2,191 1,040 47.5%
07- Daytona 982 495 50.4% 882 485 55.0%
08- Gainesville 348 265 76.1% 549 422 76.9%
09- Orlando 1,633 814 49.8% 1,725 926 53.7%
10- Bartow 1,059 484 45.7% 1,058 493 46.6%
11- Miami 3,364 3,024 89.9% 2,389 2,197 92.0%
12- Sarasota 670 197 29.4% 644 259 40.2%
13- Tampa 2,545 1,738 68.3% 2,335 1,661 71.1%
14- Panama City 513 210 40.9% 437 216 49.4%
15- West Palm Beach 995 584 58.7% 938 557 59.4%
16- Key West 85 38 44.7% 85 59 69.4%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,621 826 51.0% 1,719 881 51.3%
18- Sanford 613 218 35.6% 763 307 40.2%
19- Ft. Pierce 646 235 36.4% 700 171 24.4%
20- Ft. Myers 1,089 454 41.7% 1,156 436 37.7%
Statewide 22,297 12,549 56.3% 21,764 12,111 55.6%
* 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, 2006.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.

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

Offense Type FY2007-2008 Sentence Dates1 FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 111 89 22 17 128 79 71 8 15 94
Complete 92 84 8 67 159 111 87 24 69 180
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 44 33 11 15 59 36 27 9 16 52
Complete 350 219 131 161 511 337 228 109 117 454
Robbery Attempt 130 80 50 31 161 163 118 45 36 199
Complete 1,137 794 343 283 1,420 1,215 878 337 293 1,508
Violent,Other Attempt 41 30 11 5 46 28 17 11 5 33
Complete 3,516 1,526 1,990 628 4,144 3,419 1,492 1,927 604 4,023
Burglary Attempt 100 59 41 22 122 151 106 45 13 164
Complete 3,208 1,633 1,575 742 3,950 3,525 1,751 1,774 753 4,278
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 3 2 1 1 4 4 3 1 1 5
Complete 1,701 993 708 324 2,025 1,708 939 769 360 2,068
Drugs Attempt 109 41 68 24 133 106 41 65 16 122
Complete 5,342 2,951 2,391 1,090 6,432 4,716 2,744 1,972 1,029 5,745
Weapons Attempt 3 1 2 0 3 5 4 1 0 5
Complete 556 380 176 98 654 648 408 240 97 745
Other Attempt 6 3 3 2 8 15 7 8 2 17
Complete 1,855 830 1,025 483 2,338 1,631 732 899 441 2,072
Total   18,304 9,748 8,556 3,993 22,297 17,897 9,653 8,244 3,867 21,764
* 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, 2006.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.