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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 FY 2013-2014 Sentence Dates1 FY 2014-2015 Sentence Dates2
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 10,948   11,228  
59.4%   60.4%  
Mitigated Sanction 7,487   7,625  
40.6%   41.0%  
Mitigated Length 3,461 26.6 3,603 24.5
18.8% 19.4%
Not Mitigated 7,496   7,369  
40.6%   39.6%  
Total 18,444   18,597  
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

FY 2013-2014 Sentence Dates1

Figure 1 - FY 2013-2014: Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category: 40.6% Mitigated Sanction, 40.6% Not Mitigated, 18.8% Mitigated Length
FY 2014-2015 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, 2012.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2013.

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

FY 2013-2014 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
FY 2014-2015 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, 2012.
2Offense dates on or after October 1, 2013.

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit FY 2013-2014 Sentence Dates1 FY 2014-2015 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,031 345 33.5% 990 340 34.3%
02- Tallahassee 599 246 41.1% 533 231 43.3%
03- Lake City 317 148 46.7% 385 189 49.1%
04- Jacksonville 1,023 206 20.1% 1,084 246 22.7%
05- Tavares 1,168 264 22.6% 990 262 26.5%
06- Clearwater 1,827 536 29.3% 1,586 455 28.7%
07- Daytona 826 294 35.6% 538 172 32.0%
08- Gainesville 631 204 32.3% 614 200 32.6%
09- Orlando 1,301 550 42.3% 1,328 605 45.6%
10- Bartow 717 205 28.6% 760 183 24.1%
11- Miami 1,845 1,280 69.4% 1,934 1,339 69.2%
12- Sarasota 479 150 31.3% 520 163 31.3%
13- Tampa 1,348 921 68.3% 1,955 1,061 54.3%
14- Panama City 594 190 32.0% 666 242 36.3%
15- West Palm Beach 928 411 44.3% 903 455 50.4%
16- Key West 119 47 39.5% 121 57 47.1%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,112 622 55.9% 1,176 576 49.0%
18- Sanford 1,000 425 42.5% 854 386 45.2%
19- Ft. Pierce 568 136 23.9% 623 149 23.9%
20- Ft. Myers 1,011 307 30.4% 1,036 314 30.3%
Statewide 18,444 7,487 40.6% 18,596 7,625 41.0%
Missing: FY1415 = 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, 2012.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2013.

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

Judicial Circuit FY 2013-2014 Sentence Dates1 FY 2014-2015 Sentence Dates2
Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 1,031 464 45.0% 990 441 44.5%
02- Tallahassee 599 432 72.1% 533 402 75.4%
03- Lake City 317 206 65.0% 385 251 65.2%
04- Jacksonville 1,023 481 47.0% 1,084 563 51.9%
05- Tavares 1,168 435 37.2% 990 372 37.6%
06- Clearwater 1,827 933 51.1% 1,586 843 53.2%
07- Daytona 826 471 57.0% 538 289 53.7%
08- Gainesville 631 379 60.1% 614 362 59.0%
09- Orlando 1,301 791 60.8% 1,328 789 59.4%
10- Bartow 717 346 48.3% 760 279 36.7%
11- Miami 1,845 1,670 90.5% 1,934 1,748 90.4%
12- Sarasota 479 196 40.9% 520 209 40.2%
13- Tampa 1,348 1,150 85.3% 1,955 1,633 83.5%
14- Panama City 594 315 53.0% 666 363 54.5%
15- West Palm Beach 928 641 69.1% 903 687 76.1%
16- Key West 119 75 63.0% 121 79 65.3%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,112 772 69.4% 1,176 755 64.2%
18- Sanford 1,000 567 56.7% 854 506 59.3%
19- Ft. Pierce 568 206 36.3% 623 223 35.8%
20- Ft. Myers 1,011 418 41.3% 1,036 433 41.8%
Statewide 18,444 10,948 59.4% 18,596 11,227 60.4%
Missing: FY1415 = 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. 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, 2012.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2013.

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

Offense Type FY 2013-2014 Sentence Dates1 FY 2014-2015 Sentence Dates2
  Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter Attempt 66 60 6 16 82 67 58 9 18 85
Complete 82 74 8 32 114 57 49 8 38 95
Sexual/Lewd Behavior Attempt 33 30 3 16 49 48 37 11 17 65
Complete 409 248 161 184 593 431 275 156 149 580
Robbery Attempt 90 47 43 16 106 87 66 21 19 106
Complete 740 484 256 223 963 700 470 230 222 922
Violent,Other Attempt 38 23 15 5 43 38 22 16 7 45
Complete 3,033 1,192 1,841 584 3,617 3,156 1,209 1,947 578 3,734
Burglary Attempt 146 94 52 22 168 119 75 44 23 142
Complete 3,073 1,490 1,583 712 3,785 2,797 1,351 1,446 761 3,558
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage Attempt 3 2 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 3
Complete 1,992 1,012 980 375 2,367 2,028 1,010 1,018 428 2,456
Drugs Attempt 41 22 19 12 53 37 23 14 6 43
Complete 3,273 1,753 1,520 767 4,040 3,292 1,686 1,606 812 4,104
Weapons Attempt 3 3 0 0 3 4 4 0 2 6
Complete 638 412 226 88 726 778 487 291 115 893
Other Attempt 12 7 5 2 14 9 7 2 2 11
Complete 1,311 543 768 407 1,718 1,344 539 805 405 1,749
Total   14,983 7,496 7,487 3,461 18,444 14,994 7,369 7,625 3,603 18,597
Missing: FY1415=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. 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, 2012.
2 Offense dates on or after October 1, 2013.


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