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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 123,210 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2008-09 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2009.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 11,344 to a low of 8,431 from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2008 through June 2009, 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 (29.7%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 3,182 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 1,183 (37.2%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 1,273 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent forty percent (40%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 1,273 violent juvenile offenders, 720 (56.6%) 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 (79.3%) 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 2006-2007

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 6,478 5.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,236 1.8%
03 (Lake City) 1,417 1.2%
04 (Jacksonville) 7,462 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 6,641 5.4%
06 (Clearwater) 14,404 11.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 5,107 4.1%
08 (Gainesville) 1,928 1.6%
09 (Orlando) 13,000 10.6%
10 (Bartow) 6,128 5.0%
11 (Miami) 7,563 6.1%
12 (Sarasota) 4,335 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 9,243 7.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,657 2.2%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,001 4.1%
16 (Key West) 580 0.5%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,906 8.0%
18 (Sanford) 5,654 4.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 5,114 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 8,356 6.8%
Total 123,210 100.0%

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 2008 8 0.1% 19 0.2% 11,229 99.8% 11,256 9.1%
August 2008 3 0.0% 15 0.2% 9,894 99.8% 9,912 8.0%
September 2008 3 0.0% 19 0.2% 10,543 99.8% 10,565 8.6%
October 2008 2 0.0% 18 0.2% 11,344 99.7% 11,364 9.2%
November 2008 8 0.% 20 0.2% 9,374 99.7% 9,402 7.6%
December 2008 6 0.1% 23 0.3% 8,431 99.7% 8,460 6.9%
January 2009 4 0.0% 21 0.2% 10,172 99.8% 10,297 8.3%
February 2009 5 0.0% 18 0.2% 10,323 99.8% 10,346 8.4%
March 2009 7 0.1% 18 0.2% 10,884 99.8% 10,909 8.8%
April 2009 11 0.1% 16 0.1% 10,997 99.8% 11,024 8.9%
May 2009 13 0.1% 15 0.2% 9,970 99.7% 9,998 8.1%
June 2009   0.0% 16 0.2% 10,049 99.8% 10,065 8.1%
Total 70 0.1% 218 0.2% 123,210 99.8% 123,498 100.0%
* 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 1,170 0.9%
18 to 24 36,644 29.7%
25 to 29 22,616 18.4%
30 to 34 15,927 12.9%
35 to 39 13,672 11.1%
40 to 44 12,022 9.8%
45 to 49 10,340 8.4%
50 and Over 10,814 8.8%
Unknown 5  
Total 123,210 100.0%

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 23 29 44 96
6.9% 3.4% 1.8% 3.0%
Sexual Offenses 17 23 35 75
5.1% 2.7% 1.8% 2.4%
Robbery 85 186 332 603
25.6% 21.9% 16.6% 19.0%
Violent Personal Offenses 58 137 304 499
17.5% 16.1% 15.2% 15.7%
Burglary 60 234 560 854
18.1% 27.5% 28.0% 26.8%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 31 92 255 378
9.3% 10.8% 12.8% 11.9%
Drugs 14 81 286 381
4.2% 9.5% 14.3% 12.0%
Weapons 24 46 119 189
7.2% 5.4% 6.0% 5.9%
Other Offenses 20 23 64 107
6.0% 2.7% 3.2% 3.4%
Total 332 851 1,999 3,182
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 84 3 7 2 0 96
6.3% 1.1% 0.6% 0.5% 0.0% 3.0%
Sexual Offenses 56 5 12 0 2 75
4.2% 1.8% 1.1% 0.0% 3.2% 2.4%
Robbery 346 52 142 52 8 603
26.3% 19.2% 13.0% 12.0% 12.9% 19.0%
Violent Personal Offenses 231 40 152 63 13 499
17.4% 14.8% 13.9% 14.5% 21.0% 15.7%
Burglary 322 86 341 82 23 854
24.3% 31.7% 31.3% 18.9% 37.1% 26.8%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 97 42 173 59 7 378
7.3% 15.5% 15.9% 13.6% 11.3% 11.9%
Drugs 102 21 155 99 4 381
7.7% 7.7% 14.2% 22.9% 6.5% 12.0%
Weapons 43 16 80 46 4 189
3.2% 5.9% 7.3% 10.6% 6.5% 5.9%
Other Offenses 41 6 29 30 1 107
3.1% 2.2% 2.7% 6.9% 1.6% 3.4%
Total 1,325 271 1,091 433 62 3,182
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) 4,977 4.0% 1,501 1.2% 6,478 5.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,698 1.4% 538 0.4% 2,236 1.8%
03 (Lake City) 1,113 0.9% 304 0.2% 1,417 1.2%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,993 4.9% 1,469 1.2% 7,462 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 5,064 4.1% 1,577 1.3% 6,641 5.4%
06 (Clearwater) 10,796 8.8% 3,608 2.9% 14,404 11.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,128 3.4% 979 0.8% 5,107 4.1%
08 (Gainesville) 1,627 1.3% 301 0.2% 1,928 1.6%
09 (Orlando) 10,574 8.6% 2,426 2.0% 13,000 10.6%
10 (Bartow) 4,831 3.9% 1,297 1.1% 6,128 5.0%
11 (Miami) 6,513 5.3% 1,050 0.9% 7,563 6.1%
12 (Sarasota) 3,345 2.7% 990 0.8% 4,335 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 7,508 6.1% 1,735 1.4% 9,243 7.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,047 1.7% 610 0.5% 2,657 2.2%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,165 3.4% 836 0.7% 5,001 4.1%
16 (Key West) 476 0.4% 104 0.1% 580 0.5%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 7,956 6.5% 1950 1.6% 9,906 8.0%
18 (Sanford) 4,452 3.6% 1,202 1.0% 5,654 4.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,929 3.2% 1,185 1.0% 5,114 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,561 5.3% 1,795 1.5% 8,356 6.8%
Total 97,753 79.3% 25,457 20.7% 123,210 100.0%

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

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,363 1.9% 4,035 3.3% 80 0.1% 6,478 5.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,360 1.1% 841 0.7% 35 0.0% 2,236 1.8%
03 (Lake City) 539 0.4% 844 0.7% 34 0.0% 1,417 1.2%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,139 3.4% 3,256 2.6% 67 0.1% 7,462 6.1%
05 (Tavares) 1,969 1.6% 4,415 3.6% 257 0.2% 6,641 5.4%
06 (Clearwater) 3,974 3.2% 10,164 8.2% 266 0.2% 14,404 11.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,791 1.5% 3,263 2.6% 53 0.0% 5,107 4.1%
08 (Gainesville) 1,028 0.8% 885 0.7% 15 0.0% 1,928 1.6%
09 (Orlando) 5,877 4.8% 6,999 5.7% 124 0.1% 13,000 10.6%
10 (Bartow) 2,154 1.7% 3,595 2.9% 379 0.3% 6,128 5.0%
11 (Miami) 4,218 3.4% 3,343 2.7% 2 0.0% 7,563 6.1%
12 (Sarasota) 1,308 1.1% 2,870 2.3% 157 0.1% 4,335 3.5%
13 (Tampa) 4,140 3.4% 4,491 3.6% 612 0.5% 9,243 7.5%
14 (Panama City) 713 0.6% 1,938 1.6% 6 0.0% 2,657 2.2%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,281 1.9% 2,690 2.2% 30 0.0% 5,001 4.1%
16 (Key West) 133 0.1% 415 0.3% 32 0.0% 580 0.5%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,221 4.2% 4,369 3.5% 316 0.3% 9,906 8.0%
18 (Sanford) 1,893 1.5% 3,640 3.0% 121 0.1% 5,654 4.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,590 1.3% 3,324 2.7% 200 0.2% 5,114 4.2%
20 (Ft. Myers) 2,001 1.6% 6,314 5.1% 41 0.0% 8,356 6.8%
Total 48,692 39.5% 71,691 58.2% 2,827 2.3% 123,210 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.