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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Part I: Introductory Statistics

FACT: There were 97,074 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2013-14 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2014.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 8,958 to a low of 6,211 from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2013 through June 2014, 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).

  • About a quarter (25.6%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 1,722 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 826 (37.4%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 753 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent personal offenses. These violent offenses represent 43.7% of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 753 violent juvenile offenders, 467 (62.0%) received a state prison sanction (Table 5).

  • he gender and race distributions of offenders sentenced under the Code are similar to previous years sentencing events. Almost eighty percent (77.3%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 62.6% were for white offenders (Table 7).

Figure 1 Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence

July 2013: 8,630; August 2013: 8,391; September 2013: 8,132; October 2013: 8,956; November 2013: 7,167; December 2013: 6,211; January 2014: 8,477; February 2014: 7,983; March 2014: 8,170; April 2014: 8,439; May 2014: 8,326; June 2014: 8,192

Table 1 Scoresheets Received by Circuit Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 6,156 6.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,946 3.0%
03 (Lake City) 1,941 2.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,912 4.0%
05 (Tavares) 6,096 6.3%
06 (Clearwater) 11,408 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 5,189 5.3%
08 (Gainesville) 2,935 3.0%
09 (Orlando) 8,656 8.9%
10 (Bartow) 4,686 4.8%
11 (Miami) 5,857 6.0%
12 (Sarasota) 4,454 4.6%
13 (Tampa) 2,367 2.4%
14 (Panama City) 3,138 3.2%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,257 4.4%
16 (Key West) 841 0.9%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,372 6.6%
18 (Sanford) 5,979 6.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,898 4.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 5,986 6.2%
Total 97,074 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2013 4 0.0% 9 0.1% 8,630 99.8% 8,643 8.9%
August 2013 2 0.0% 6 0.1% 8,391 99.9% 8,399 8.6%
September 2013 2 0.0% 10 0.1% 8,132 99.9% 8,144 8.4%
October 2013 3 0.0% 4 0.0% 8,956 99.9% 8,963 9.2%
November 2013 1 0.0% 7 0.1% 7,167 99.9% 7,175 7.4%
December 2013 2 0.0% 9 0.1% 6,211 99.8% 6,222 6.4%
January 2014 3 0.0% 5 0.1% 8,477 99.9% 8,485 8.7%
February 2014 2 0.0% 11 0.1% 7,983 99.8% 7,996 8.2%
March 2014 6 0.1% 7 0.1% 8,170 99.8% 8,183 8.4%
April 2014 2 0.0% 10 0.1% 8,439 99.9% 8,451 8.7%
May 2014 5 0.1% 5 0.1% 8,326 99.9% 8,336 8.6%
June 2014 2 0.0% 6 0.1% 8,192 99.9% 8,200 8.4%
Total 34 0.0% 89 0.1% 97,074 99.9% 97,197 100.0%
* 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: 8,630; August 2013: 8,391; September 2013: 8,132; October 2013: 8,956; November 2013: 7,167; December 2013: 6,211; January 2014: 8,477; February 2014: 7,983; March 2014: 8,170; April 2014: 8,439; May 2014: 8,326; June 2014: 8,192

Table 3 Age at Sentencing Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 377 0.4%
18 to 24 24,420 25.2%
25 to 29 19,057 19.6%
30 to 34 16,065 16.5%
35 to 39 10,703 11.0%
40 to 44 8,755 9.0%
45 to 49 7,011 7.2%
50 and Over 10,685 11.0%
Unknown 1  
Total 97,074 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution

18 to 24: 25.2%; 25 to 29: 19.6%; 30 to 34: 16.5%; 35 to 39: 11.0%; 40 to 44: 9.0%; 45 to 49: 7.2%; 50 and Over: 11.0%; 17 and Below: 0.4%

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 9 16 34 59
4.4% 3.6% 3.2% 3.4%
Sexual Offenses 20 17 32 69
9.9% 3.9% 3.0% 4.0%
Robbery 46 99 213 358
22.7% 22.4% 19.8% 20.8%
Violent Personal Offenses 42 80 145 267
20.7% 18.1% 13.5% 15.5%
Burglary 54 141 395 590
26.6% 32.0% 36.6% 34.3%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 10 21 105 136
4.9% 4.8% 9.7% 7.9%
Drugs 4 24 82 110
2.0% 5.4% 7.6% 6.4%
Weapons 7 33 49 89
3.4% 7.5% 4.5% 5.2%
Other Offenses 11 10 23 44
5.4% 2.3% 2.1% 2.6%
Total 203 441 1,078 1,722
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Figure 4 Age at Offense Distribution Offenders Under 18

17 Years Old 62.6%, 16 Years Old 25.6%, 15 and under 11.8%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 53 2 2 1 1 59
6.2% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 2.4% 3.4%
Sexual Offenses 46 3 13 5 2 69
5.4% 1.4% 3.2% 2.4% 4.9% 4.0%
Robbery 226 50 50 26 6 358
26.5% 22.8% 12.4% 12.6% 14.6% 20.8%
Violent Personal Offenses 142 26 63 31 5 267
16.6% 11.9% 15.6% 15.0% 12.2% 15.5%
Burglary 272 96 146 54 22 590
31.9% 43.8% 36.2% 26.2% 53.7% 34.3%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 36 14 56 29 1 136
4.2% 6.4% 13.9% 14.1% 2.4% 7.9%
Drugs 30 9 41 28 2 110
3.5% 4.1% 10.2% 13.6% 4.9% 6.4%
Weapons 26 16 23 22 2 89
3.0% 7.3% 5.7% 10.7% 4.9% 5.2%
Other Offenses 22 3 9 10 0 44
2.6% 1.4% 2.2% 4.9% 0.0% 2.6%
Total 853 219 403 206 41 1,722
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 23.4%, Comm. Control 11.9%, State Prison 49.5%, County Jail 12.0%, Other 2.4%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,593 4.7% 1,563 1.6% 6,156 6.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,278 2.3% 668 0.7% 2,946 3.0%
03 (Lake City) 1,452 1.5% 489 0.5% 1,941 2.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,083 3.2% 829 0.9% 3,912 4.0%
05 (Tavares) 4,551 4.7% 1,545 1.6% 6,096 6.3%
06 (Clearwater) 8,256 8.5% 3,152 3.2% 11,408 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,945 4.1% 1,244 1.3% 5,189 5.3%
08 (Gainesville) 2,304 2.4% 631 0.7% 2,935 3.0%
09 (Orlando) 6,976 7.2% 1,680 1.7% 8,656 8.9%
10 (Bartow) 3,567 3.7% 1,119 1.2% 4,686 4.8%
11 (Miami) 5,028 5.2% 829 0.9% 5,857 6.0%
12 (Sarasota) 3,399 3.5% 1,055 1.1% 4,454 4.6%
13 (Tampa) 1,965 2.0% 402 0.4% 2,367 2.4%
14 (Panama City) 2,351 2.4% 787 0.8% 3,138 3.2%
15 (West Palm Beach) 3,465 3.6% 792 0.8% 4,257 4.4%
16 (Key West) 670 0.7% 171 0.2% 841 0.9%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 5,147 5.3% 1,225 1.3% 6,372 6.6%
18 (Sanford) 4,502 4.6% 1,477 1.5% 5,979 6.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 2,919 3.0% 979 1.0% 3,898 4.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 4,560 4.7% 1,426 1.5% 5,986 6.2%
Total 75,011 77.3% 22,063 22.7% 97,074 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,245 2.3% 3,853 4.0% 58 0.1% 6,156 6.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,802 1.9% 1,110 1.1% 34 0.0% 2,946 3.0%
03 (Lake City) 667 0.7% 1,248 1.3% 26 0.0% 1,941 2.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 1,890 1.9% 1,956 2.0% 66 0.1% 3,912 4.0%
05 (Tavares) 1,441 1.5% 4,506 4.6% 149 0.2% 6,096 6.3%
06 (Clearwater) 2,825 2.9% 8,279 8.5% 304 0.3% 11,408 11.8%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,433 1.5% 3,685 3.8% 71 0.1% 5,189 5.3%
08 (Gainesville) 1,404 1.4% 1,515 1.6% 16 0.0% 2,935 3.0%
09 (Orlando) 3,610 3.7% 5,029 5.2% 17 0.0% 8,656 8.9%
10 (Bartow) 1,404 1.4% 3,228 3.3% 54 0.1% 4,686 4.8%
11 (Miami) 2,890 3.0% 2,954 3.0% 13 0.0% 5,857 6.0%
12 (Sarasota) 1,175 1.2% 3,156 3.3% 123 0.1% 4,454 4.6%
13 (Tampa) 1,020 1.1% 1,108 1.1% 239 0.2% 2,367 2.4%
14 (Panama City) 736 0.8% 2,380 2.5% 22 0.0% 3,138 3.2%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 1,988 2.0% 2,264 2.3% 5 0.0% 4,257 4.4%
16 (Key West) 177 0.2% 639 0.7% 25 0.0% 841 0.9%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 3,391 3.5% 2,827 2.9% 154 0.2% 6,372 6.6%
18 (Sanford) 1,871 1.9% 3,966 4.1% 142 0.1% 5,979 6.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,201 1.2% 2,509 2.6% 188 0.2% 3,898 4.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,354 1.4% 4,591 4.7% 41 0.0% 5,986 6.2%
Total 34,524 35.6% 60,803 62.6% 1,747 1.8% 97,074 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.


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