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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 FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates1 FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 12,500   11,727  
56.1%   56.4%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,512   8,037  
38.2%   38.6%  
Mitigated Length 3,988 24.7 3,690 24.4
17.9% 17.7%
Not Mitigated 9,796   9,075  
43.9%   43.6%  
Total 22,296   20,802  
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

FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates1

Figure 1 - FY 2009-2010: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 38.2% Mitigated Sanction, 43.9% Not Mitigated, 17.9% Mitigated Length
FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates2

Figure 2 - FY 2010-2011: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 38.6% Mitigated Sanction, 43.6% Not Mitigated, 17.7% Mitigated Length
**Total points exceeding 44.0
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

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
FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2010-2011: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 10.7% Mitigated Sanction, 84.4% Not Mitigated, 4.9% Mitigated Length

1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates1 FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,083 494 45.6% 933 444 47.6%
02- Tallahassee 552 232 42.0% 506 213 42.1%
03- Lake City 277 85 30.7% 183 57 31.1%
04- Jacksonville 1,477 180 12.2% 1,646 149 9.1%
05- Tavares 1,324 354 26.7% 1,173 347 29.6%
06- Clearwater 2,258 646 28.6% 2,205 593 26.9%
07- Daytona 948 351 37.0% 884 380 43.0%
08- Gainesville 507 190 37.5% 380 158 41.6%
09- Orlando 1,711 666 38.9% 1,588 533 33.6%
10- Bartow 934 226 24.2% 757 200 26.4%
11- Miami 2,623 1,921 73.2% 2,222 1,616 72.7%
12- Sarasota 587 201 34.2% 610 174 28.5%
13- Tampa 2,070 962 46.5% 1,950 1,041 53.4%
14- Panama City 597 194 32.5% 530 180 34.0%
15- West Palm Beach 1,078 355 32.9% 1,013 330 32.6%
16- Key West 81 38 46.9% 107 51 47.7%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,759 843 47.9% 1,554 864 55.6%
18- Sanford 748 236 31.6% 854 316 37.0%
19- Ft. Pierce 646 135 20.9% 687 165 24.0%
20- Ft. Myers 1,036 203 19.6% 1,020 226 22.2%
Statewide 22,296 8,512 38.2% 20,802 8,037 38.6%
* 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.
1 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2008.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates1 FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,083 593 54.8% 933 524 56.2%
02- Tallahassee 552 413 74.8% 506 357 70.6%
03- Lake City 277 152 54.9% 183 100 54.6%
04- Jacksonville 1,477 486 32.9% 1,646 558 33.9%
05- Tavares 1,324 580 43.8% 1,173 539 46.0%
06- Clearwater 2,258 1,100 48.7% 2,205 1,000 45.4%
07- Daytona 948 599 63.2% 884 586 66.3%
08- Gainesville 507 371 73.2% 380 271 71.3%
09- Orlando 1,711 937 54.8% 1,588 858 54.0%
10- Bartow 934 355 38.0% 757 322 42.5%
11- Miami 2,623 2,393 91.2% 2,222 2,031 91.4%
12- Sarasota 587 265 45.1% 610 228 37.4%
13- Tampa 2,070 1,455 70.3% 1,950 1,481 75.9%
14- Panama City 597 313 52.4% 530 266 50.2%
15- West Palm Beach 1,078 509 47.2% 1,013 473 46.7%
16- Key West 81 49 60.5% 107 63 58.9%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,759 1,093 62.1% 1,554 1,099 70.7%
18- Sanford 748 317 42.4% 854 403 47.2%
19- Ft. Pierce 646 203 31.4% 687 235 34.2%
20- Ft. Myers 1,036 317 30.6% 1,020 333 32.6%
Statewide 22,296 12,500 56.1% 20,802 11,727 56.4%
* 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, 2008.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.

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

Offense Type FY2009-2010 Sentence Dates1 FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 76 64 12 15 91 66 59 7 17 83
Complete 100 88 12 53 153 93 79 14 43 136
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 60 51 9 12 72 34 29 5 14 48
Complete 309 179 130 149 458 269 184 85 155 424
Robbery Attempt 160 108 52 30 190 118 91 27 22 140
Complete 1,202 862 340 308 1,510 1,059 744 315 245 1,304
Violent,Other Attempt 36 23 13 6 42 33 21 12 3 36
Complete 3,519 1,527 1,992 649 4,168 3,201 1,321 1,880 592 3,793
Burglary Attempt 192 139 53 22 214 159 101 58 20 179
Complete 3,974 1,970 2,004 904 4,878 3,883 1,938 1,945 860 4,743
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 3 3 0 0 3 4 3 1 1 5
Complete 1,776 993 783 350 2,126 1,830 1,014 816 281 2,111
Drugs Attempt 119 61 58 20 139 120 64 56 20 140
Complete 4,643 2,614 2,029 948 5,591 4,254 2,415 1,839 910 5,164
Weapons Attempt 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 2
Complete 646 435 211 101 747 659 438 221 95 754
Other Attempt 12 6 6 4 16 6 4 2 1 7
Complete 1,479 672 807 417 1,896 1,323 569 754 410 1,733
Total   18,308 9,796 8,512 3,988 22,296 17,112 9,075 8,037 3,690 20,802
* 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, 2008.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.