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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Part III: Comparative Description

Table 11 Mitigation Rates* Among Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category

Category FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates1 FY2013-2014 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 11,679   10,324  
57.9%   58.3%  
Mitigated Sanction 7,889   6,926  
39.1%   39.1%  
Mitigated Length 3,790 25.1 3,398 26.7
18.8% 19.2%
Not Mitigated 8,504   7,386  
42.1%   41.7%  
Total 20,183   17,710  
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

FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates1

Figure 1 - FY 2012-2013: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 39.1% Mitigated Sanction, 42.1% Not Mitigated, 18.8% Mitigated Length
FY2013-2014 Sentence Dates2

Figure 2 - FY 2012-2013: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 39.1% Mitigated Sanction, 42.1% Not Mitigated, 18.8% 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

FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2013-2014: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 11.2% Mitigated Sanction, 83.6% Not Mitigated, 5.2% Mitigated Length
FY2013-2014 Sentence Dates1

Figure 3 - FY 2013-2014: Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced : 10.6% Mitigated Sanction, 84.2% Not Mitigated, 5.2% 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 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates1 FY2013-2014 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,123 454 40.4% 1,014 342 33.7%
02- Tallahassee 761 297 39.0% 600 246 41.0%
03- Lake City 298 147 49.3% 314 147 46.8%
04- Jacksonville 1,033 118 11.4% 1,013 206 20.3%
05- Tavares 1,926 392 20.4% 1,167 265 22.7%
06- Clearwater 1,840 521 28.3% 1,823 535 29.3%
07- Daytona 939 305 32.5% 823 293 35.6%
08- Gainesville 697 262 37.6% 627 204 32.5%
09- Orlando 1,822 818 44.9% 1,301 550 42.3%
10- Bartow 740 241 32.6% 717 205 28.6%
11- Miami 1,915 1,427 74.5% 1,829 1,271 69.5%
12- Sarasota 442 127 28.7% 477 149 31.2%
13- Tampa 1,141 598 52.4% 751 408 54.3%
14- Panama City 620 228 36.8% 553 177 32.0%
15- West Palm Beach 831 259 31.2% 924 410 44.4%
16- Key West 108 44 40.7% 114 46 40.4%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,431 821 57.4% 1,084 604 55.7%
18- Sanford 983 449 45.7% 999 425 42.5%
19- Ft. Pierce 587 144 24.5% 568 136 23.9%
20- Ft. Myers 946 237 25.1% 1,012 307 30.3%
Statewide 20,183 7,889 39.1% 17,710 6,926 39.1%
* 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 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates1 FY2013-2012 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,123 580 51.6% 1,014 461 45.5%
02- Tallahassee 761 510 67.0% 600 432 72.0%
03- Lake City 298 200 67.1% 314 204 65.0%
04- Jacksonville 1,033 452 43.8% 1,013 479 47.3%
05- Tavares 1,926 747 38.8% 1,167 435 37.3%
06- Clearwater 1,840 913 49.6% 1,823 931 51.1%
07- Daytona 939 517 55.1% 823 469 57.0%
08- Gainesville 697 446 64.0% 627 379 60.4%
09- Orlando 1,822 1,164 63.9% 1,301 791 60.8%
10- Bartow 740 384 51.9% 717 345 48.1%
11- Miami 1,915 1,750 91.4% 1,829 1,655 90.5%
12- Sarasota 442 155 35.1% 477 195 40.9%
13- Tampa 1,141 886 77.7% 751 607 80.8%
14- Panama City 620 354 57.1% 553 288 52.1%
15- West Palm Beach 831 393 47.3% 924 637 68.9%
16- Key West 108 57 52.8% 114 74 64.9%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,431 1,019 71.2% 1,084 751 69.3%
18- Sanford 983 594 60.4% 999 566 56.7%
19- Ft. Pierce 587 212 36.1% 568 206 36.3%
20- Ft. Myers 946 346 36.6% 1,012 419 41.4%
Statewide 20,183 11,679 57.9% 17,710 10,324 58.3%
* 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 FY2012-2013 Sentence Dates1 FY2013-2014 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 19 10 9 76 95 22 6 16 59 81
Complete 54 7 47 60 114 40 8 32 73 113
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 22 8 14 27 49 19 3 16 30 49
Complete 318 142 176 272 590 337 156 181 244 581
Robbery Attempt 64 44 20 76 140 57 41 16 46 103
Complete 533 278 255 583 1,116 460 240 220 478 938
Violent,Other Attempt 23 12 11 17 40 19 15 4 23 42
Complete 2,458 1,869 589 1,264 3,722 2,297 1,728 569 1,172 3,469
Burglary Attempt 108 82 26 108 216 73 51 22 94 167
Complete 2,737 1,816 921 1,820 4,557 2,165 1,461 704 1,475 3,640
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 4 3 1 0 4 1 1 0 2 3
Complete 1,381 961 420 1,122 2,503 1,252 887 365 997 2,249
Drugs Attempt 58 48 10 27 85 30 18 12 22 52
Complete 2,375 1,595 780 1,996 4,371 2,148 1,397 751 1,715 3,863
Weapons Attempt 3 2 1 2 5 0 0 0 3 3
Complete 359 244 115 424 783 293 207 86 408 701
Other Attempt 6 3 3 5 11 7 5 2 7 14
Complete 1,157 765 392 625 1,782 1,104 702 402 538 1,642
Total   11,679 7,889 3,790 8,504 20,183 10,324 6,926 3,398 7,386 17,710
* 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.


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