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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Part I: Introductory Statistics

FACT: There were 104,368 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2011-12 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2012.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 9,349 to a low of 7,268 from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2011 through June 2012, Code scoresheets represent ninety-nine point nine percent (99.9%) 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).

  • Almost thirty percent (28.7%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,326 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 876 (37.7%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 853 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 (36.7%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 853 violent juvenile offenders, 518 (60.7%) 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 (78.5%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 61.7% 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 2011-2012

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,189 5.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,927 2.8%
03 (Lake City) 1,095 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,602 3.5%
05 (Tavares) 7,199 6.9%
06 (Clearwater) 13,227 12.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 5,457 5.2%
08 (Gainesville) 2,748 2.6%
09 (Orlando) 7,963 7.6%
10 (Bartow) 4,592 4.4%
11 (Miami) 6,636 6.4%
12 (Sarasota) 5,370 5.1%
13 (Tampa) 5,689 5.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,637 2.5%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,738 4.5%
16 (Key West) 735 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,194 7.9%
18 (Sanford) 5,949 5.7%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,123 4.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,298 6.0%
Total 104,368 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2011 2 0.0% 13 0.2% 8,338 99.8% 8,353 8.0%
August 2011 7 0.1% 7 0.1% 8,803 99.8% 8,817 8.4%
September 2011 3 0.0% 6 0.1% 8,670 99.9% 8,679 8.3%
October 2011 4 0.0% 8 0.1% 9,349 99.9% 9,361 9.0%
November 2011 2 0.0% 7 0.1% 8,702 99.9% 8,711 8.3%
December 2011 6 0.0% 6 0.1% 7,268 99.8% 7,280 7.0%
January 2012 4 0.0% 10 0.1% 8,691 99.8% 8,705 8.3%
February 2012 1 0.0% 10 0.1% 9,169 99.9% 9,180 8.8%
March 2012 3 0.0% 8 0.1% 9,186 99.9% 9,197 8.8%
April 2012 2 0.0% 9 0.1% 8,664 99.9% 8,675 8.3%
May 2012 2 0.0% 11 0.1% 9,206 99.9% 9,219 8.8%
June 2012 4 0.0% 8 0.1% 8,322 99.9% 8,334 8.0%
Total 40 0.0% 103 0.1% 104,368 99.9% 104,511 100.0%
* 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 2011-2012

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 655 0.6%
18 to 24 29,316 28.1%
25 to 29 20,098 19.3%
30 to 34 15,800 15.1%
35 to 39 10,584 10.1%
40 to 44 9,089 8.9%
45 to 49 8,313 7.8%
50 and Over 10,539 10.1%
Unknown 1  
Total 104,368 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution Criminal Punishment Code

Chart shows age at sentencing:  18 to 24 led with 28.1% while the smallest percentage was for ages 17 and below (0.6%)

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 20 21 29 70
8.0% 3.3% 2.0% 3.0%
Sexual Offenses 13 17 37 67
5.2% 2.7% 2.6% 2.9%
Robbery 61 132 222 415
24.5% 21.1% 15.3% 17.8%
Violent Personal Offenses 38 76 187 301
15.3% 12.1% 12.9% 12.9%
Burglary 60 205 524 789
24.1% 32.7% 36.1% 33.9%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 21 53 146 220
8.4% 8.5% 10.1% 9.5%
Drugs 16 40 158 214
6.4% 6.4% 10.9% 9.2%
Weapons 7 53 92 152
2.8% 8.5% 6.3% 6.5%
Other Offenses 13 30 55 98
5.2% 4.8% 3.8% 4.2%
Total 249 627 1,450 2,326
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 62.3%, 16 Years Old 27.0%, 15 and under 10.7%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 66 2 2 0 0 70
6.5% 0.9% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0%
Sexual Offenses 45 2 14 4 2 67
4.5% 0.9% 1.9% 1.3% 5.7% 2.9%
Robbery 268 44 66 33 4 415
26.6% 18.8% 9.1% 10.3% 11.4% 17.8%
Violent Personal Offenses 139 25 106 28 3 301
13.8% 10.7% 14.6% 8.8% 8.6% 12.9%
Burglary 316 100 267 90 16 789
31.3% 42.7% 36.7% 28.1% 45.7% 33.9%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 47 23 105 41 4 220
4.7% 9.8% 14.4% 12.8% 11.4% 9.5%
Drugs 48 13 86 63 4 214
4.8% 5.6% 11.8% 19.7% 11.4% 9.2%
Weapons 47 13 56 36 0 152
4.7% 5.6% 7.7% 11.3% 0.0% 6.5%
Other Offenses 33 12 26 25 2 98
3.3% 5.1% 3.6% 7.8% 5.7% 4.2%
Total 1,009 234 728 320 35 2,326
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 31.3%, Comm. Control 11.9%, State Prison 43.4%, County Jail 13.8%, Other 1.5%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,030 3.9% 1,159 1.1% 5,189 5.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,291 2.2% 636 0.6% 2,927 2.8%
03 (Lake City) 837 0.8% 258 0.2% 1,095 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,037 2.9% 565 0.5% 3,602 3.5%
05 (Tavares) 5,612 5.4% 1,587 1.5% 7,199 6.9%
06 (Clearwater) 9,616 9.2% 3,611 3.5% 13,227 12.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,206 4.0% 1,251 1.2% 5,457 5.2%
08 (Gainesville) 2,186 2.1% 562 0.5% 2,748 2.6%
09 (Orlando) 6,631 6.4% 1,332 1.3% 7,963 7.6%
10 (Bartow) 3,555 3.4% 1,037 1.0% 4,592 4.4%
11 (Miami) 5,776 5.5% 860 0.8% 6,636 6.4%
12 (Sarasota) 4,036 3.9% 1,334 1.3% 5,370 5.1%
13 (Tampa) 4,563 4.4% 1,126 1.1% 5,689 5.5%
14 (Panama City) 2,010 1.9% 627 0.6% 2,637 2.5%
15 (West Palm Beach) 3,898 3.7% 840 0.8% 4,738 4.5%
16 (Key West) 613 0.6% 122 0.1% 735 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,617 6.3% 1,577 1.5% 8,194 7.9%
18 (Sanford) 4,527 4.3% 1,422 1.4% 5,949 5.7%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,099 3.0% 1,024 1.0% 4,123 4.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 4,792 4.6% 1,506 1.4% 6,298 6.0%
Total 81,932 78.5% 22,436 21.5% 104,368 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Criminal Punishment Code Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,075 2.0% 3,079 3.0% 35 0.0% 5,189 5.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,918 1.8% 978 0.9% 31 0.0% 2,927 2.8%
03 (Lake City) 298 0.3% 781 0.7% 16 0.0% 1,095 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 1,587 1.5% 1,941 1.9% 74 0.1% 3,602 3.5%
05 (Tavares) 1,895 1.8% 5,094 4.9% 210 0.2% 7,199 6.9%
06 (Clearwater) 3,310 3.2% 9,657 9.3% 260 0.2% 13,227 12.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,595 1.5% 3,796 3.6% 66 0.1% 5,457 5.2%
08 (Gainesville) 1,433 1.4% 1,290 1.2% 25 0.0% 2,748 2.6%
09 (Orlando) 3,499 3.4% 4,304 4.1% 160 0.2% 7,963 7.6%
10 (Bartow) 1,476 1.4% 3,032 2.9% 84 0.1% 4,592 4.4%
11 (Miami) 3,433 3.3% 3,194 3.1% 9 0.0% 6,636 6.4%
12 (Sarasota) 1,340 1.3% 3,839 3.7% 191 0.2% 5,370 5.1%
13 (Tampa) 2,366 2.3% 2,916 2.8% 407 0.4% 5,689 5.5%
14 (Panama City) 680 0.7% 1,944 1.9% 13 0.0% 2,637 2.5%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,143 2.1% 2,585 2.5% 10 0.0% 4,738 4.5%
16 (Key West) 173 0.2% 514 0.5% 48 0.0% 735 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 4,297 4.1% 3,691 3.5% 206 0.2% 8,194 7.9%
18 (Sanford) 1,755 1.7% 4,068 3.9% 126 0.1% 5,949 5.7%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,191 1.1% 2,728 2.6% 204 0.2% 4,123 4.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,331 1.3% 4,937 4.7% 30 0.0% 6,298 6.0%
Total 37,795 36.2% 64,368 61.7% 2,205 2.1% 104,368 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.