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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 106,338 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2010-11 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2011.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 9,929 to a low of 7,197 from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2010 through June 2011, 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).

  • Thirty percent (30.3%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,654 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 1,005 (37.8%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 1,005 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 (37.8%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 1,005 violent juvenile offenders, 587 (58.4%) 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 (78.9%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 61.4% 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 2010-2011

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,457 5.1%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,307 2.2%
03 (Lake City) 1,061 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,510 4.2%
05 (Tavares) 5,981 5.6%
06 (Clearwater) 14,347 13.5%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,728 4.4%
08 (Gainesville) 1,612 1.5%
09 (Orlando) 8,568 8.1%
10 (Bartow) 4,603 4.3%
11 (Miami) 6,811 6.4%
12 (Sarasota) 5,445 5.1%
13 (Tampa) 6,909 6.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,653 2.5%
15 (West Palm Beach) 5,296 5.0%
16 (Key West) 790 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,082 7.6%
18 (Sanford) 5,666 5.3%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,642 4.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,870 6.5%
Total 106,338 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2010 3 0.0% 14 0.2% 8,515 99.8% 8,532 8.0%
August 2010 2 0.0% 12 0.1% 9,929 99.9% 9,943 9.3%
September 2010 6 0.1% 10 0.1% 9,209 99.8% 9,225 8.7%
October 2010 2 0.0% 17 0.2% 8,943 99.8% 8,962 8.4%
November 2010 3 0.0% 15 0.2% 8,886 99.8% 8,904 8.4%
December 2010 3 0.0% 12 0.2% 7,197 99.8% 7,212 6.8%
January 2011 4 0.0% 17 0.2% 8,997 99.8% 9,018 8.5%
February 2011 2 0.0% 7 0.1% 8,437 99.9% 8,446 7.9%
March 2011 5 0.1% 18 0.2% 9,503 99.8% 9,526 8.9%
April 2011 3 0.0% 13 0.2% 8,519 99.8% 8,535 8.0%
May 2011 1 0.0% 17 0.2% 8,534 99.8% 8,552 8.0%
June 2011 9 0.1% 9 0.1% 9,669 99.8% 9,687 9.1%
Total 43 0.0% 161 0.2% 106,338 99.8% 106,542 100.0%
* 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 2010-2011

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 827 0.8%
18 to 24 31,440 29.6%
25 to 29 20,501 19.3%
30 to 34 15,001 14.1%
35 to 39 10,783 10.1%
40 to 44 9,396 8.8%
45 to 49 8,313 7.8%
50 and Over 10,076 9.5%
Unknown 1  
Total 106,338 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution Criminal Punishment Code

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 29.6% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (0.8%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 14 17 37 68
4.6% 2.4% 2.3% 2.6%
Sexual Offenses 19 19 37 75
6.2% 2.7% 2.3% 2.8%
Robbery 107 137 253 497
35.0% 19.3% 15.4% 18.7%
Violent Personal Offenses 36 102 227 365
11.8% 14.4% 13.8% 13.8%
Burglary 67 244 549 860
21.9% 34.4% 33.5% 32.4%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 16 59 170 245
5.2% 8.3% 10.4% 9.2%
Drugs 17 57 212 286
5.6% 8.0% 12.9% 10.8%
Weapons 13 52 96 161
4.2% 7.3% 5.9% 6.1%
Other Offenses 17 22 58 97
5.6% 3.1% 3.5% 3.7%
Total 306 709 1,639 2,654
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 61.8%, 16 Years Old 26.7%, 15 and under 11.5%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 54 6 7 1 0 68
4.5% 1.9% 0.9% 0.3% 0.0% 2.6%
Sexual Offenses 45 4 20 3 3 75
3.8% 1.3% 2.6% 0.9% 6.0% 2.8%
Robbery 311 63 79 34 10 497
26.2% 19.9% 10.4% 9.9% 20.0% 18.7%
Violent Personal Offenses 177 47 90 41 10 365
14.9% 14.9% 11.9% 12.0% 20.0% 13.8%
Burglary 368 120 258 97 17 860
31.0% 38.0% 34.0% 28.4% 34.0% 32.4%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 61 20 108 53 3 245
5.1% 6.3% 14.2% 15.5% 6.0% 9.2%
Drugs 66 28 123 65 4 286
5.6% 8.9% 16.2% 19.0% 8.0% 10.8%
Weapons 63 20 50 27 1 161
5.3% 6.3% 6.6% 7.9% 2.0% 6.1%
Other Offenses 43 8 23 21 2 97
3.6% 2.5% 3.0% 6.1% 4.0% 3.7%
Total 1,188 316 758 342 50 2,654
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 28.6%, Comm. Control 11.9%, State Prison 44.8%, County Jail 12.9%, Other 1.9%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,187 3.9% 1,270 1.2% 5,457 5.1%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,813 1.7% 494 0.5% 2,307 2.2%
03 (Lake City) 784 0.7% 277 0.3% 1,061 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,823 3.6% 687 0.6% 4,510 4.2%
05 (Tavares) 4,590 4.3% 1,391 1.3% 5,981 5.6%
06 (Clearwater) 10,463 9.8% 3,884 3.7% 14,347 13.5%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,749 3.5% 979 0.9% 4,728 4.4%
08 (Gainesville) 1,305 1.2% 307 0.3% 1,612 1.5%
09 (Orlando) 7,158 6.7% 1,410 1.3% 8,568 8.1%
10 (Bartow) 3,630 3.4% 973 0.9% 4,603 4.3%
11 (Miami) 5,914 5.6% 897 0.8% 6,811 6.4%
12 (Sarasota) 4,111 3.9% 1,334 1.3% 5,445 5.1%
13 (Tampa) 5,672 5.3% 1,237 1.2% 6,909 6.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,021 1.9% 632 0.6% 2,653 2.5%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,348 4.1% 948 0.9% 5,296 5.0%
16 (Key West) 657 0.6% 133 0.1% 790 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,454 6.1% 1,628 1.5% 8,082 7.6%
18 (Sanford) 4,473 4.2% 1,193 1.1% 5,666 5.3%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,460 3.3% 1,182 1.1% 4,642 4.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,329 5.0% 1,541 1.4% 6,870 6.5%
Total 83,941 78.9% 22,397 21.1% 106,338 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,121 2.0% 3,292 3.1% 44 0.0% 5,457 5.1%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,527 1.4% 766 0.7% 14 0.0% 2,307 2.2%
03 (Lake City) 335 0.3% 714 0.7% 12 0.0% 1,061 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 2,218 2.1% 2,215 2.1% 77 0.1% 4,510 4.2%
05 (Tavares) 1,559 1.5% 4,196 3.9% 226 0.2% 5,981 5.6%
06 (Clearwater) 3,650 3.4% 10,422 9.8% 275 0.3% 14,347 13.5%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,531 1.4% 3,144 3.0% 53 0.0% 4,728 4.4%
08 (Gainesville) 864 0.8% 729 0.7% 19 0.0% 1,612 1.5%
09 (Orlando) 3,597 3.4% 4,944 4.6% 27 0.0% 8,568 8.1%
10 (Bartow) 1,492 1.4% 2,964 2.8% 147 0.1% 4,603 4.3%
11 (Miami) 3,574 3.4% 3,232 3.0% 5 0.0% 6,811 6.4%
12 (Sarasota) 1,280 1.2% 3,943 3.7% 222 0.2% 5,445 5.1%
13 (Tampa) 2,891 2.7% 3,494 3.3% 524 0.5% 6,909 6.5%
14 (Panama City) 699 0.7% 1,911 1.8% 43 0.0% 2,653 2.5%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,324 2.2% 2,957 2.8% 15 0.0% 5,296 5.0%
16 (Key West) 196 0.2% 554 0.5% 40 0.0% 790 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 4,260 4.0% 3,623 3.4% 199 0.2% 8,082 7.6%
18 (Sanford) 1,730 1.6% 3,824 3.6% 112 0.1% 5,666 5.3%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,364 1.3% 3,085 2.9% 193 0.2% 4,642 4.4%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,530 1.4% 5,296 5.0% 44 0.0% 6,870 6.5%
Total 38,742 36.4% 65,305 61.4% 2,291 2.2% 106,338 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.