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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

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 FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates1 FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 12,125   12,423  
55.5%   56.1%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,261   8,469  
37.8%   38.2%  
Mitigated Length 3,864 23.0 3,954 24.7
17.7% 17.9%
Not Mitigated 9,707   9,719  
44.5%   43.9%  
Total 21,832   22,142  
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

FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates1

Figure 2 - FY 2008-2009: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 37.8% Mitigated Sanction, 44.5% Not Mitigated, 17.7% Mitigated Length
FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates2

Figure 2 - FY 2009-2010: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 38.2% Mitigated Sanction, 43.9% Not Mitigated, 17.9% Mitigated Length
**Total points exceeding 44.0
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2008-2009: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 9.2% Mitigated Sanction, 86.6% Not Mitigated, 4.3% Mitigated Length
FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2009-2010: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 10.4% Mitigated Sanction, 84.7% Not Mitigated, 4.9% Mitigated Length
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates1 FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,116 456 40.9% 1,071 490 45.8%
02- Tallahassee 432 196 45.4% 533 224 42.0%
03- Lake City 249 78 31.3% 276 85 30.8%
04- Jacksonville 1,314 317 24.1% 1,465 180 12.3%
05- Tavares 1,096 325 29.7% 1,320 352 26.7%
06- Clearwater 2,190 625 28.5% 2,254 643 28.5%
07- Daytona 882 286 32.4% 946 352 37.2%
08- Gainesville 553 227 41.0% 506 190 37.5%
09- Orlando 1,726 627 36.3% 1,708 664 38.9%
10- Bartow 1,058 290 27.4% 934 226 24.2%
11- Miami 2,394 1,746 72.9% 2,618 1,918 73.3%
12- Sarasota 645 145 22.5% 587 201 34.2%
13- Tampa 2,342 1,079 46.1% 2,031 951 46.8%
14- Panama City 458 142 31.0% 562 184 32.7%
15- West Palm Beach 943 409 43.4% 1,069 354 33.1%
16- Key West 88 52 59.1% 79 37 46.8%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,723 643 37.3% 1,756 844 48.1%
18- Sanford 763 217 28.4% 746 235 31.5%
19- Ft. Pierce 700 106 15.1% 647 135 20.9%
20- Ft. Myers 1,160 295 25.4% 1,034 204 19.7%
Statewide 21,832 8,261 37.8% 22,142 8,469 38.2%
* 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.
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2007.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates1 FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,116 568 50.9% 1,071 588 54.9%
02- Tallahassee 432 319 73.8% 533 403 75.6%
03- Lake City 249 125 50.2% 276 152 55.1%
04- Jacksonville 1,314 538 40.9% 1,465 484 33.0%
05- Tavares 1,096 457 41.7% 1,320 578 43.8%
06- Clearwater 2,190 1,039 47.4% 2,254 1,096 48.6%
07- Daytona 882 485 55.0% 946 597 63.1%
08- Gainesville 553 426 77.0% 506 370 73.1%
09- Orlando 1,726 926 53.7% 1,708 935 54.7%
10- Bartow 1,058 493 46.6% 934 355 38.0%
11- Miami 2,394 2,201 91.9% 2,618 2,389 91.3%
12- Sarasota 645 250 38.8% 587 265 45.1%
13- Tampa 2,342 1,664 71.1% 2,031 1,432 70.5%
14- Panama City 458 229 50.0% 562 295 52.5%
15- West Palm Beach 943 560 59.4% 1,069 504 47.1%
16- Key West 88 59 67.0% 79 48 60.8%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,723 873 50.7% 1,756 1,095 62.4%
18- Sanford 763 307 40.2% 746 316 42.4%
19- Ft. Pierce 700 171 24.4% 647 203 31.4%
20- Ft. Myers 1,160 435 37.5% 1,034 318 30.8%
Statewide 21,832 12,125 55.5% 22,142 12,423 56.1%
* 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, 2007.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.

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

Offense Type FY2008-2009 Sentence Dates1 FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 24 9 15 71 95 181 12 14 62 88
Complete 95 24 71 89 184 344 11 53 87 151
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 26 9 17 27 53 97 9 12 51 72
Complete 227 109 118 228 455 801 131 148 177 456
Robbery Attempt 82 44 38 118 200 356 52 30 106 188
Complete 631 338 293 881 1,512 2,686 337 306 855 1,498
Violent,Other Attempt 16 11 5 17 33 55 13 6 22 41
Complete 2,532 1,928 604 1,504 4,036 6,144 1,977 640 1,513 4,130
Burglary Attempt 58 45 13 106 164 283 53 22 138 213
Complete 2,539 1,782 757 1,755 4,294 6,806 1,993 895 1,960 4,848
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 2 1 1 3 5 9 0 0 3 3
Complete 1,128 772 356 945 2,073 3,374 780 348 988 2,116
Drugs Attempt 80 65 15 44 124 183 58 20 60 138
Complete 2,993 1,972 1,021 2,765 5,758 9,544 2,023 943 2,590 5,556
Weapons Attempt 1 1 0 4 5 9 1 0 1 2
Complete 338 241 97 411 749 1,257 209 101 433 743
Other Attempt 10 8 2 7 17 26 6 4 6 16
Complete 1,343 902 441 732 2,075 3,248 804 412 667 1,883
Total   12,125 8,261 3,864 9,707 21,832 35,403 8,469 3,954 9,719 22,142
* 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, 2007.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.