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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 113,643 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2009-10 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2010.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 10,490 to a low of 7,741 from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2009 through June 2010, Code scoresheets represent ninety-nine percent (99.8%) 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).

  • hirty percent (30.2%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 3,036 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 1,152 (37.9%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 1,195 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent nearly forty percent (39.4%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 1,195 violent juvenile offenders, 689 (57.7%) 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. Almost eighty percent (79.4%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 59.6% 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 2009-2010

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 6,215 5.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,310 2.0%
03 (Lake City) 1,295 1.1%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,249 4.6%
05 (Tavares) 6,814 6.0%
06 (Clearwater) 14,682 12.9%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,721 4.2%
08 (Gainesville) 2,093 1.8%
09 (Orlando) 10,644 9.4%
10 (Bartow) 5,236 4.6%
11 (Miami) 8,383 7.4%
12 (Sarasota) 4,308 3.8%
13 (Tampa) 7,559 6.7%
14 (Panama City) 2,604 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,822 4.2%
16 (Key West) 641 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 9,226 8.1%
18 (Sanford) 4,781 4.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,711 4.1%
20 (Ft. Myers) 7,349 6.5%
Total 113,643 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2009 4 0.0% 20 0.2% 9,928 99.8% 9,952 8.7%
August 2009 9 0.1% 18 0.2% 10,174 99.7% 10,201 9.0%
September 2009 9 0.1% 17 0.2% 10,070 99.7% 10,096 8.9%
October 2009 6 0.1% 19 0.2% 10,490 99.8% 10,515 9.2%
November 2009 7 0.1% 12 0.1% 8,734 99.8% 8,753 7.7%
December 2009 5 0.1% 12 0.2% 7,741 99.8% 7,758 6.8%
January 2010 3 0.0% 25 0.3% 9,597 99.7% 9,625 8.5%
February 2010 4 0.0% 12 0.1% 9,192 99.8% 9,208 8.1%
March 2010 7 0.1% 11 0.1% 10,049 99.8% 10,067 8.8%
April 2010 5 0.1% 11 0.1% 9,322 99.8% 9,338 8.2%
May 2010 4 0.0% 12 0.1% 8,220 99.8% 8,236 7.2%
June 2010 7 0.1% 13 0.1% 10,126 99.8% 10,146 8.9%
Total 70 0.1% 182 0.2% 113,643 99.8% 113,895 100.0%
* 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 2009-2010

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 1,026 0.9%
18 to 24 34,365 30.2%
25 to 29 21,407 18.8%
30 to 34 15,008 13.2%
35 to 39 11,757 10.3%
40 to 44 10,469 9.2%
45 to 49 9,296 8.2%
50 and Over 10,311 9.1%
Unknown 4  
Total 113,643 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution Criminal Punishment Code

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 30.2% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (0.9%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 18 27 38 83
5.8% 3.2% 2.0% 2.7%
Sexual Offenses 17 27 39 83
5.5% 3.2% 2.1% 2.7%
Robbery 91 183 310 584
29.4% 21.7% 16.5% 19.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 55 115 275 445
17.7% 13.7% 14.6% 14.7%
Burglary 68 265 617 950
21.9% 31.5% 32.7% 31.3%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 26 63 199 288
8.4% 7.5% 10.6% 9.5%
Drugs 11 69 249 329
3.5% 8.2% 13.2% 10.8%
Weapons 6 57 107 170
1.9% 6.8% 5.7% 5.6%
Other Offenses 18 36 50 104
5.8% 4.3% 2.7% 3.4%
Total 310 842 1,884 3,036
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 62.1%, 16 Years Old 27.7%, 15 and under 10.2%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 74 4 5 0 0 83
5.5% 1.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 2.7%
Sexual Offenses 54 2 19 2 6 83
4.0% 0.6% 2.1% 0.5% 7.1% 2.7%
Robbery 359 63 104 41 17 584
26.9% 19.9% 11.3% 10.8% 20.2% 19.2%
Violent Personal Offenses 202 50 132 49 12 445
15.1% 15.8% 14.3% 12.9% 14.3% 14.7%
Burglary 408 122 302 91 27 950
30.6% 38.6% 32.7% 24.0% 32.1% 31.3%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 67 25 113 75 8 288
5.0% 7.9% 12.2% 19.8% 9.5% 9.5%
Drugs 74 31 148 67 9 329
5.5% 9.8% 16.0% 17.7% 10.7% 10.8%
Weapons 58 13 59 36 4 170
4.3% 4.1% 6.4% 9.5% 4.8% 5.6%
Other Offenses 38 6 41 18 1 104
2.8% 1.9% 4.4% 4.7% 1.2% 3.4%
Total 1,334 316 923 379 84 3,036
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 30.4%, Comm. Control 10.4%, State Prison 43.9%, County Jail 12.5%, Other 2.8%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,766 4.2% 1,449 1.3% 6,215 5.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,781 1.6% 529 0.5% 2,310 2.0%
03 (Lake City) 1,013 0.9% 282 0.2% 1,295 1.1%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,286 3.8% 963 0.8% 5,249 4.6%
05 (Tavares) 5,247 4.6% 1,567 1.4% 6,814 6.0%
06 (Clearwater) 10,807 9.5% 3,875 3.4% 14,682 12.9%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,763 3.3% 958 0.8% 4,721 4.2%
08 (Gainesville) 1,677 1.5% 416 0.4% 2,093 1.8%
09 (Orlando) 8,850 7.8% 1,794 1.6% 10,644 9.4%
10 (Bartow) 4,091 3.6% 1,145 1.0% 5,236 4.6%
11 (Miami) 7,283 6.4% 1,100 1.0% 8,383 7.4%
12 (Sarasota) 3,285 2.9% 1,023 0.9% 4,308 3.8%
13 (Tampa) 6,170 5.4% 1,389 1.2% 7,559 6.7%
14 (Panama City) 2,013 1.8% 591 0.5% 2,604 2.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,053 3.6% 769 0.7% 4,822 4.2%
16 (Key West) 518 0.5% 123 0.1% 641 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 7,462 6.6% 1,764 1.6% 9,226 8.1%
18 (Sanford) 3,770 3.3% 1,011 0.9% 4,781 4.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,549 3.1% 1,162 1.0% 4,711 4.1%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,814 5.1% 1,535 1.4% 7,349 6.5%
Total 90,198 79.4% 23,445 20.6% 113,643 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,387 2.1% 3,770 3.3% 58 0.1% 6,215 5.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,565 1.4% 723 0.6% 22 0.0% 2,310 2.0%
03 (Lake City) 508 0.4% 770 0.7% 17 0.0% 1,295 1.1%
04 (Jacksonville) 2,782 2.4% 2,409 2.1% 58 0.1% 5,249 4.6%
05 (Tavares) 1,903 1.7% 4,637 4.1% 274 0.2% 6,814 6.0%
06 (Clearwater) 3,869 3.4% 10,556 9.3% 257 0.2% 14,682 12.9%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,521 1.3% 3,138 2.8% 62 0.1% 4,721 4.2%
08 (Gainesville) 1,094 1.0% 976 0.9% 23 0.0% 2,093 1.8%
09 (Orlando) 4,684 4.1% 5,883 5.2% 77 0.1% 10,644 9.4%
10 (Bartow) 1,811 1.6% 3,144 2.8% 281 0.2% 5,236 4.6%
11 (Miami) 4,382 3.9% 3,993 3.5% 8 0.0% 8,383 7.4%
12 (Sarasota) 1,110 1.0% 3,007 2.6% 191 0.2% 4,308 3.8%
13 (Tampa) 3,326 2.9% 3,721 3.3% 512 0.5% 7,559 6.7%
14 (Panama City) 697 0.6% 1,901 1.7% 6 0.0% 2,604 2.3%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,082 1.8% 2,718 2.4% 22 0.0% 4,822 4.2%
16 (Key West) 138 0.1% 475 0.4% 28 0.0% 641 0.6%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 4,853 4.3% 4,128 3.6% 245 0.2% 9,226 8.1%
18 (Sanford) 1,585 1.4% 3,069 2.7% 127 0.1% 4,781 4.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,426 1.3% 3,082 2.7% 203 0.2% 4,711 4.1%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,710 1.5% 5,589 4.9% 50 0.0% 7,349 6.5%
Total 43,433 38.2% 67,689 59.6% 2,521 2.2% 113,643 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.