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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 FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 12,241   11,565  
59.6%   57.9%  
Mitigated Sanction 8,339   7,885  
40.6%   39.2%  
Mitigated Length 3,902 23.2 3,771 25.0
19.0% 18.7%
Not Mitigated 8,309   8,461  
40.4%   42.1%  
Total 20,550   20,117  
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

FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1

Figure 1 - FY 2011-2012: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 40.6% Mitigated Sanction, 40.4% Not Mitigated, 19.0% Mitigated Length
FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates2

Figure 2 - FY 2012-2013: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 39.2% Mitigated Sanction, 42.1% Not Mitigated, 18.7% Mitigated Length
1Offense dates on or after October 1, 2010.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2011.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2011-2012: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 11.2% Mitigated Sanction, 83.6% Not Mitigated, 5.2% Mitigated Length
FY2012-2013 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, 2010.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2011.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 946 400 42.3% 1,062 440 41.4%
02- Tallahassee 690 307 44.5% 761 297 39.0%
03- Lake City 196 74 37.8% 297 146 49.2%
04- Jacksonville 1,307 175 13.4% 1,034 117 11.3%
05- Tavares 1,510 354 23.4% 1,928 392 20.3%
06- Clearwater 1,904 509 26.7% 1,845 524 28.4%
07- Daytona 923 363 39.3% 940 304 32.3%
08- Gainesville 739 274 37.1% 699 264 37.8%
09- Orlando 1,532 590 38.5% 1,826 821 45.0%
10- Bartow 708 259 36.6% 739 241 32.6%
11- Miami 2,070 1,560 75.4% 1,917 1,434 74.8%
12- Sarasota 634 203 32.0% 440 126 28.6%
13- Tampa 1,598 846 52.9% 1,142 599 52.5%
14- Panama City 708 286 40.4% 602 222 36.9%
15- West Palm Beach 906 349 38.5% 831 263 31.6%
16- Key West 135 44 32.6% 108 44 40.7%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,505 933 62.0% 1,428 822 57.6%
18- Sanford 913 400 43.8% 983 448 45.6%
19- Ft. Pierce 594 158 26.6% 589 144 24.4%
20- Ft. Myers 1,032 255 24.7% 946 237 25.1%
Statewide 20,550 8,339 40.6% 20,117 7,885 39.2%
* 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, 2010.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2011.

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

Judicial Circuit FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 946 513 54.2% 1,062 559 52.6%
02- Tallahassee 690 499 72.3% 761 510 67.0%
03- Lake City 196 117 59.7% 297 199 67.0%
04- Jacksonville 1,307 600 45.9% 1,034 450 43.5%
05- Tavares 1,510 599 39.7% 1,928 747 38.7%
06- Clearwater 1,904 903 47.4% 1,845 917 49.7%
07- Daytona 923 601 65.1% 940 517 55.0%
08- Gainesville 739 497 67.3% 699 448 64.1%
09- Orlando 1,532 932 60.8% 1,826 1,167 63.9%
10- Bartow 708 385 54.4% 739 383 51.8%
11- Miami 2,070 1,936 93.5% 1,917 1,755 91.5%
12- Sarasota 634 247 39.0% 440 154 35.0%
13- Tampa 1,598 1,220 76.3% 1,142 887 77.7%
14- Panama City 708 406 57.3% 602 340 56.5%
15- West Palm Beach 906 522 57.6% 831 397 47.8%
16- Key West 135 63 46.7% 108 57 52.8%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,505 1,105 73.4% 1,428 1,019 71.4%
18- Sanford 913 525 57.5% 983 592 60.2%
19- Ft. Pierce 594 226 38.0% 589 212 36.0%
20- Ft. Myers 1,032 345 33.4% 946 346 36.6%
Statewide 20,550 12,241 59.6% 20,117 11,656 57.9%
* 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, 2010.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2011.

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

Offense Type FY2011-2012 Sentence Dates1 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 68 65 3 15 83 85 75 10 9 94
Complete 99 87 12 33 132 67 60 7 45 112
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 28 22 6 13 41 34 26 8 13 47
Complete 325 215 110 148 473 411 269 142 173 584
Robbery Attempt 116 61 55 31 147 119 75 44 19 138
Complete 872 589 283 239 1,111 858 579 279 255 1,113
Violent,Other Attempt 35 17 18 9 44 28 16 12 11 39
Complete 3,155 1,206 1,949 614 3,769 3,118 1,251 1,867 585 3,703
Burglary Attempt 163 100 63 21 184 190 108 82 26 216
Complete 3,809 1,767 2,042 954 4,763 3,621 1,812 1,809 919 4,540
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 5 1 4 0 5 3 0 3 1 4
Complete 2,010 1,068 942 391 2,401 2,082 1,123 959 419 2,501
Drugs Attempt 76 36 40 16 92 76 28 48 10 86
Complete 3,872 2,101 1,771 884 4,756 3,593 1,988 1,605 779 4,372
Weapons Attempt 3 2 1 0 3 4 2 2 1 5
Complete 632 413 219 99 731 667 425 242 115 782
Other Attempt 7 4 3 2 9 8 5 3 3 11
Complete 1,373 555 818 433 1,806 1,382 619 763 388 1,770
Total   16,648 8,309 8,339 3,902 20,550 16,346 8,461 7,885 3,771 20,117
* 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, 2010.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2011.