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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 105,339 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2012-13 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2013.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 10,284 to a low of 7,441 from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2012 through June 2013, 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 (27.2%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 2,218 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 826 (37.2%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 896 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent (40.4%) of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 896 violent juvenile offenders, 494 (55.1%) 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 (78.0%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 61.9% were for white offenders (Table 7).

Figure 1 Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence

July 2012: 8,880; August 2012: 8,850; September 2012: 8,698; October 2012: 10,284; November 2012: 8,651; December 2012: 7,441; January 2013: 9,085; February 2013: 8,568; March 2013: 8,571; April 2013: 9,228; May 2013: 8,915; June 2013: 8,222

Table 1 Scoresheets Received by Circuit Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 5,753 5.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 3,310 3.1%
03 (Lake City) 1,826 1.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 2,714 2.6%
05 (Tavares) 8,591 8.2%
06 (Clearwater) 11,985 8.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 5,637 5.4%
08 (Gainesville) 3,272 3.1%
09 (Orlando) 10,585 10.0%
10 (Bartow) 4,768 4.5%
11 (Miami) 6,150 5.8%
12 (Sarasota) 4,808 4.6%
13 (Tampa) 4,000 3.8%
14 (Panama City) 3,076 2.9%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,297 4.1%
16 (Key West) 838 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 7,694 7.3%
18 (Sanford) 5,935 5.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,112 3.9%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,988 5.7%
Total 105,339 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2012 1 0.0% 9 0.1% 8,880 99.9% 8,890 8.4%
August 2012 3 0.0% 9 0.1% 8,850 99.9% 8,862 8.4%
September 2012 4 0.0% 6 0.1% 8,698 99.9% 8,708 8.3%
October 2012 4 0.0% 6 0.1% 10,284 99.9% 10,294 9.8%
November 2012 2 0.0% 8 0.1% 8,651 99.9% 8,661 8.2%
December 2012 4 0.1% 3 0.0% 7,441 99.9% 7,448 7.1%
January 2013 5 0.1% 8 0.1% 9,085 99.9% 9,098 8.6%
February 2013 4 0.0% 12 0.1% 8,568 99.8% 8,584 8.1%
March 2013 7 0.1% 12 0.1% 8,517 99.8% 8,536 8.1%
April 2013 1 0.0% 10 0.1% 9,228 99.9% 9,239 8.8%
May 2012 4 0.0% 8 0.1% 8,915 99.9% 8,927 8.5%
June 2012 0 0.0% 6 0.1% 8,222 99.9% 8,228 7.8%
Total 39 0.0% 97 0.1% 105,339 99.9% 105,475 100.0%
* 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

July 2013: 8,880; August 2012: 8,850; September 2012: 8,698; October 2012: 10,284; November 2012: 8,651; December 2012: 7,441; January 2013: 9,085; February 2013: 8,568; March 2013: 8,571; April 2013: 9,228; May 2013: 8,915; June 2013: 8,222

Table 3 Age at Sentencing Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 644 0.6%
18 to 24 28,040 26.6%
25 to 29 20,392 19.4%
30 to 34 16,812 16.0%
35 to 39 11,201 10.6%
40 to 44 9,440 9.0%
45 to 49 7,892 7.5%
50 and Over 10,915 10.4%
Unknown 3  
Total 105,339 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution

18 to 24: 26.6%; 25 to 29: 19.4%; 30 to 34: 16.0%; 35 to 39: 10.6%; 40 to 44: 9.0%; 45 to 49: 7.5%; 50 and Over: 10.4%; 17 and Below: 0.6%

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 15 16 26 57
6.1% 2.7% 1.9% 2.6%
Sexual Offenses 22 20 22 64
9.0% 3.4% 1.6% 2.9%
Robbery 68 114 262 444
27.9% 19.6% 18.8% 20.0%
Violent Personal Offenses 51 100 180 331
20.9% 17.2% 12.9% 14.9%
Burglary 46 210 533 789
18.9% 26.1% 38.3% 35.6%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 9 30 140 179
3.7% 5.2% 10.1% 8.1%
Drugs 11 39 132 182
4.5% 6.7% 9.5% 8.2%
Weapons 8 42 67 117
3.3% 7.2% 4.8% 5.3%
Other Offenses 14 11 30 55
5.7% 1.9% 2.2% 2.5%
Total 244 582 1,392 2,218
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Figure 4 Age at Offense Distribution Offenders Under 18

17 Years Old 62.8%, 16 Years Old 26.2%, 15 and under 11.0%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Fiscal Year 2012-2013

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 29.4%, Comm. Control 11.9%, State Prison 45.6%, County Jail 10.7%, Other 1.6%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,474 4.2% 1,279 1.2% 5,753 5.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,587 2.5% 723 0.7% 3,310 3.1%
03 (Lake City) 1,398 1.3% 428 0.4% 1,826 1.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 2,234 2.1% 480 0.5% 2,714 2.6%
05 (Tavares) 6,489 6.2% 2,102 2.0% 8,591 8.2%
06 (Clearwater) 8,738 8.3% 3,247 3.1% 11,985 11.4%
07 (Daytona Beach) 4,293 4.1% 1,344 1.3% 5,637 5.4%
08 (Gainesville) 2,589 2.5% 683 0.6% 3,272 3.1%
09 (Orlando) 8,648 8.2% 1,937 1.8% 10,585 10.0%
10 (Bartow) 3,656 3.5% 1,112 1.1% 4,768 4.5%
11 (Miami) 5,333 5.1% 817 0.8% 6,150 5.8%
12 (Sarasota) 3,587 3.4% 1,221 1.2% 4,808 4.6%
13 (Tampa) 3,187 3.0% 813 0.8% 4,000 3.8%
14 (Panama City) 2,279 2.2% 797 0.7% 4,297 4.1%
15 (West Palm Beach) 3,518 3.3% 779 0.7% 4,297 4.1%
16 (Key West) 706 0.7% 132 0.1% 838 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,280 6.0% 1,414 1.3% 7,694 7.3%
18 (Sanford) 4,508 4.3% 1,427 1.4% 5,935 5.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,121 3.0% 991 0.9% 4,112 3.9%
20 (Ft. Myers) 4,490 4.3% 1,498 1.4% 5,988 5.7%
Total 82,115

78.0%

23,224 22.0% 105,339 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,169 2.1% 3,541 3.4% 43 0.0% 5,753 5.5%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,081 2.0% 1,182 1.1% 47 0.0% 3,310 3.1%
03 (Lake City) 602 0.6% 1,170 1.1% 54 0.1% 1,826 1.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 1,183 1.1% 1,493 1.4% 38 0.0% 2,714 2.6%
05 (Tavares) 2,273 2.2% 6,044 5.7% 274 0.3% 8,591 8.2%
06 (Clearwater) 3,028 2.9% 8,687 8.2% 270 0.3% 11,985 11.4%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,577 1.5% 3,987 3.8% 73 0.1% 5,637 5.4%
08 (Gainesville) 1,605 1.5% 1,634 1.6% 33 0.0% 3,272 3.1%
09 (Orlando) 4,427 4.2% 6,089 5.8% 69 0.1% 10,585 10.0%
10 (Bartow) 1,513 1.4% 3,176 3.0% 79 0.1% 4,768 4.5%
11 (Miami) 3,029 2.9% 3,108 3.0% 13 0.0% 6,150 5.8%
12 (Sarasota) 1,261 1.2% 3,413 3.2% 134 0.1% 4,808 4.6%
13 (Tampa) 1,776 1.7% 1,889 1.8% 335 0.3% 4,000 3.8%
14 (Panama City) 762 0.7% 2,297 2.2% 17 0.0% 3,076 2.9%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 1,925 1.8% 2,368 2.2% 4 0.0% 4,297 4.1%
16 (Key West) 176 0.2% 624 0.6% 38 0.0% 838 0.8%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 4,166 4.0% 3,334 3.2% 194 0.2% 7,694 7.3%
18 (Sanford) 1,865 1.8% 3,947 3.7% 123 0.1% 5,935 5.6%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,308 1.2% 2,616 2.5% 188 0.2% 4,112 3.9%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,349 1.3% 4,581 4.3% 58 0.1% 5,988 5.7%
Total 38,075 36.1% 65,180 61.9% 2,084 2.0% 105,339 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.