Skip navigation.
Home | About Us | Contact Us
Rick Scott, Governor
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 FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates1 FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,807   12,002  
56.4%   59.8%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,087   8,173  
38.6%   40.8%  
Mitigated Length 3,720 24.5 3,829 23.3
17.8% 19.1%
Not Mitigated 9,123   8,053  
43.6%   40.2%  
Total 20,930   20,055  
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

FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates1

Figure 1 - FY 2010-2011: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 38.6% Mitigated Sanction, 43.6% Not Mitigated, 17.8% Mitigated Length
FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates2

Figure 2 - FY 2011-2012: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 40.8% Mitigated Sanction, 40.2% Not Mitigated, 19.1% Mitigated Length
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2010.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2010-2011: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 10.7% Mitigated Sanction, 84.3% Not Mitigated, 4.9% Mitigated Length
FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2011-2012: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 11.3% Mitigated Sanction, 83.5% Not Mitigated, 5.3% Mitigated Length

1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2009.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2010.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates1 FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 943 450 47.7% 928 391 42.1%
02- Tallahassee 507 214 42.2% 653 297 45.5%
03- Lake City 183 57 31.1% 196 74 37.8%
04- Jacksonville 1,648 149 9.0% 1,301 175 13.5%
05- Tavares 1,179 349 29.6% 1,488 347 23.3%
06- Clearwater 2,209 595 26.9% 1,902 509 26.8%
07- Daytona 885 380 42.9% 921 362 39.3%
08- Gainesville 391 161 41.2% 676 261 38.6%
09- Orlando 1,591 536 33.7% 1,319 511 38.7%
10- Bartow 757 200 26.4% 708 259 36.6%
11- Miami 2,230 1,616 72.5% 2,064 1,557 75.4%
12- Sarasota 610 174 28.5% 633 203 32.1%
13- Tampa 1,952 1,039 53.2% 1,596 845 52.9%
14- Panama City 589 209 35.5% 617 256 41.5%
15- West Palm Beach 1,020 331 32.5% 902 348 38.6%
16- Key West 107 51 47.7% 135 44 32.6%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,557 866 55.6% 1,490 924 62.0%
18- Sanford 855 317 37.1% 910 399 43.8%
19- Ft. Pierce 688 165 24.0% 591 158 26.7%
20- Ft. Myers 1,029 228 22.2% 1,025 253 24.7%
Statewide 20,930 8,087 38.6% 20,055 8,173 40.8%
* 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, 2009.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2010.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2010-2011 Sentence Dates1 FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 943 531 56.3% 928 501 54.0%
02- Tallahassee 507 358 70.6% 653 480 73.5%
03- Lake City 183 100 54.6% 196 117 59.7%
04- Jacksonville 1,648 559 33.9% 1,301 599 46.0%
05- Tavares 1,179 542 46.0% 1,488 590 39.7%
06- Clearwater 2,209 1,002 45.4% 1,902 902 47.4%
07- Daytona 885 586 66.2% 921 600 65.1%
08- Gainesville 391 276 70.6% 676 474 70.1%
09- Orlando 1,591 861 54.1% 1,319 822 62.3%
10- Bartow 757 322 42.5% 708 385 54.4%
11- Miami 2,230 2,035 91.3% 2,064 1,931 93.6%
12- Sarasota 610 228 37.4% 633 247 39.0%
13- Tampa 1,952 1,482 75.9% 1,596 1,219 76.4%
14- Panama City 589 308 52.3% 617 364 59.0%
15- West Palm Beach 1,020 477 46.8% 902 520 57.6%
16- Key West 107 63 58.9% 135 63 46.7%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,557 1,102 70.8% 1,490 1,096 73.6%
18- Sanford 855 404 47.3% 910 524 57.6%
19- Ft. Pierce 688 235 34.2% 591 226 38.2%
20- Ft. Myers 1,029 336 32.7% 1,025 342 33.4%
Statewide 20,930 11,807 56.4% 20,055 12,002 59.8%
* 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, 2009.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2010.

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

Offense Type FY2010-2011Sentence Dates1 FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 24 7 17 59 83 18 3 15 64 82
Complete 58 14 44 81 139 44 11 33 83 127
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 19 5 14 29 48 17 6 11 22 39
Complete 245 87 158 185 430 241 98 143 204 445
Robbery Attempt 49 27 22 92 141 84 54 30 60 144
Complete 565 317 248 751 1,316 514 277 237 571 1,085
Violent,Other Attempt 15 12 3 21 36 27 18 9 17 44
Complete 2,493 1,893 600 1,328 3,821 2,495 1,890 605 1,171 3,666
Burglary Attempt 78 58 20 101 179 83 62 21 99 182
Complete 2,817 1,957 860 1,942 4,759 2,941 2,009 932 1,724 4,665
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 2 1 1 3 5 4 4 -   1 5
Complete 1,102 816 286 1,021 2,123 1,316 926 390 1,036 2,352
Drugs Attempt 76 56 20 64 140 53 38 15 36 89
Complete 2,769 1,853 916 2,432 5,201 2,620 1,757 863 2,017 4,637
Weapons Attempt 1 -   1 1 2 1 1 -   2 3
Complete 320 223 97 439 759 312 214 98 406 718
Other Attempt 3 2 1 4 7 5 3 2 4 9
Complete 1,171 759 412 570 1,741 1,227 802 425 536 1,763
Total   11,807 8,087 3,720 9,123 20,930 12,002 8,173 3,829 8,053 20,055
* 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, 2009.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2010.