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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 103,144 Punishment Code scoresheets with offense dates on or after October 1, 1998 with sentencing dates during FY2014-15 entered into the sentencing scoresheet database, as of September 1, 2015.

FINDINGS:

  • The number of Code scoresheets received by month of sentence fluctuated from a high of 9,719 to a low of 7,721from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (Figure 1).

  • For the time period July 2014 through June 2015, 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 (23.7%) of the offenders sentenced under the Code were considered “youthful offenders” at the time of sentencing (Table 3). Of the 1,762 true juveniles (under 18 at the time of their offense) transferred to adult court under the Code, 674 (38.3%) of the offenders were age sixteen or younger (Table 4).

  • There were 739 juveniles sentenced under the Code for violent offenses, including, murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, and other violent
    personal offenses. These violent offenses represent 41.9% of all offenses of juveniles (Table 4). Of the 739 violent juvenile offenders, 473 (64.0%) 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 (77.6%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 6) and 62.1% were for white offenders (Table 7).

Figure 1 Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence

July 2014: 9,021; August 2014: 8,881; September 2014: 8,937; October 2014: 9,719; November 2014: 7,721; December 2014: 7,748; January 2015: 8,821; February 2015: 8,237; March 2015: 8,889; April 2015: 8,835; May 2015: 8,041; June 2015: 8,294

Table 1 Scoresheets Received by Circuit Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Circuit of Sentence Total
Number Percent
01 (Pensacola) 6,455 6.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 2,559 2.5%
03 (Lake City) 2,106 2.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 4,560 4.4%
05 (Tavares) 5,818 5.6%
06 (Clearwater) 10,506 10.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,784 3.7%
08 (Gainesville) 3,049 3.0%
09 (Orlando) 9,090 8.8%
10 (Bartow) 5,030 4.9%
11 (Miami) 5,963 5.8%
12 (Sarasota) 4,426 4.3%
13 (Tampa) 6,932 6.7%
14 (Panama City) 3,453 3.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,132 4.0%
16 (Key West) 750 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 7,662 7.4%
18 (Sanford) 6,359 6.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 4,279 4.1%
20 (Ft. Myers) 6,231 6.0%
Total 103,144 100.0%

Table 2 Sentencing Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence*
Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Month of Sentence 1994 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet
1995 Sentencing
Guidelines
Scoresheet**
Criminal
Punishment Code
Scoresheet
Total
July 2014 6 0.1% 8 0.1% 9,021 99.8% 9,035 8.8%
August 2014 4 0.0% 4 0.0% 8,881 99.9% 8,889 8.6%
September 2014 4 0.0% 6 0.1% 8,937 99.9% 8,947 8.7%
October 2014 1 0.0% 11 0.1% 9,719 99.9% 9,731 9.4%
November 2014 1 0.0% 4 0.1% 7,721 99.9% 7,726 7.5%
December 2014 2 0.0% 5 0.1% 7,748 99.9% 7,755 7.5%
January 2015 2 0.0% 8 0.1% 8,821 99.9% 8,831 8.6%
February 2015 4 0.0% 8 0.1% 8,237 99.9% 8,249 8.0%
March 2015 2 0.0% 5 0.1% 8,889 99.9% 8,896 8.6%
April 2015 5 0.1% 3 0.0% 8,835 99.9% 8,843 8.6%
May 2015 0.0% 4 0.0% 8,041 100.0% 8,045 7.8%
June 2015   0.0% 6 0.1% 8,294 99.9% 8,300 8.0%
Total 31 0.0% 72 0.1% 103,144 99.9% 103,247 100.0%
* 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 2014: 9,021; August 2014: 8,881; September 2014: 8,937; October 2014: 9,719; November 2014: 7,721; December 2014: 7,748; January 2015: 8,821; February 2015: 8,237; March 2015: 8,889; April 2015: 8,835; May 2015: 8,041; June 2015: 8,294

Table 3 Age at Sentencing Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Age Number Percent
17 and Below 420 0.4%
18 to 24 24,481 23.7%
25 to 29 20,539 19.9%
30 to 34 17,377 16.8%
35 to 39 12,110 11.7%
40 to 44 9,140 8.9%
45 to 49 7,352 7.1%
50 and Over 11,725 11.4%
Unknown 0 0.0%
Total 103,144 100.0%

Figure 3 Age at Sentencing Distribution

18 to 24: 23.7%; 25 to 29: 19.9%; 30 to 34: 16.8%; 35 to 39: 11.7%; 40 to 44: 8.9%; 45 to 49: 7.1%; 50 and Over: 11.4%; 17 and Below: 0.4%

Table 4 Age at Offense for Offenders Under 18 Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Primary Offense 15 & Under 16 Years Old 17 Years Old Total
Murder/Manslaughter 11 20 35 66
5.1% 4.3% 3.2% 3.7%
Sexual Offenses 24 16 30 70
11.2% 3.5% 2.8% 4.0%
Robbery 52 97 175 324
24.3% 21.1% 16.1% 18.4%
Violent Personal Offenses 43 86 150 279
20.1% 18.7% 13.8% 15.8%
Burglary 49 160 392 601
22.9% 34.8% 36.0% 34.1%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 14 28 117 159
6.5% 6.1% 10.8% 9.0%
Drugs 9 8 78 95
4.2% 1.7% 7.2% 5.4%
Weapons 3 37 82 122
1.4% 8.0% 7.5% 6.9%
Other Offenses 9 8 29 46
4.2% 1.7% 2.7% 2.6%
Total 214 460 1,088 1,762
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Figure 4 Age at Offense Distribution Offenders Under 18

17 Years Old 61.7%, 16 Years Old 26.1%, 15 and under 12.1%.

Table 5 Sanction Imposed by Primary Offense For All 11 - 17 Year Olds Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Primary Offense State Prison Comm.
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter 58 4 2 2 0 66
6.2% 2.1% 0.5% 1.0% 0.0% 3.7%
Sexual Offenses 50 3 15 0 2 70
5.4% 1.6% 3.8% 0.0% 5.7% 4.0%
Robbery 220 40 37 20 7 324
23.6% 20.9% 9.4% 9.5% 20.0% 18.4%
Violent Personal Offenses 145 36 75 21 2 279
15.6% 18.8% 19.0% 10.0% 5.7% 15.8%
Burglary 317 74 131 62 17 601
34.0% 38.7% 33.2% 29.5% 48.6% 34.1%
Theft, Forgery, Fraud 45 11 52 47 4 159
4.8% 5.8% 13.2% 22.4% 11.4% 9.0%
Drugs 28 6 40 20 1 95
3.0% 3.1% 10.2% 9.5% 2.9% 5.4%
Weapons 47 11 33 30 1 122
5.0% 5.8% 8.4% 14.3% 2.9% 6.9%
Other Offenses 22 6 9 8 1 46
2.4% 3.1% 2.3% 3.8% 2.9% 2.6%
Total 932 191 394 210 35 1,762
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 22.4%, Comm. Control 11.9%, State Prison 52.8%, County Jail 11.9%, Other 2.0%.

Table 6 Gender by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Judicial Circuit Gender Total
Male Female
01 (Pensacola) 4,820 4.7% 1,635 1.6% 6,455 6.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,970 1.9% 589 0.6% 2,559 2.5%
03 (Lake City) 1,596 1.5% 510 0.5% 2,106 2.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,540 3.4% 1,020 1.0% 4,560 4.4%
05 (Tavares) 4,321 4.2% 1,497 1.5% 5,818 5.6%
06 (Clearwater) 7,760 7.5% 2,746 2.7% 10,506 10.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 2,831 2.7% 953 0.9% 3,784 3.7%
08 (Gainesville) 2,331 2.3% 718 0.7% 3,049 3.0%
09 (Orlando) 7,363 7.1% 1,727 1.7% 9,090 8.8%
10 (Bartow) 3,849 3.7% 1,181 1.1% 5,030 4.9%
11 (Miami) 5,178 5.0% 785 0.8% 5,963 5.8%
12 (Sarasota) 3,366 3.3% 1,060 1.0% 4,426 4.3%
13 (Tampa) 5,638 5.5% 1,294 1.3% 6,932 6.7%
14 (Panama City) 2,606 2.5% 847 0.8% 3,453 3.3%
15 (West Palm Beach) 3,350 3.2% 782 0.8% 4,132 4.0%
16 (Key West) 622 0.6% 128 0.1% 750 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 6,173 6.0% 1,489 1.4% 7,662 7.4%
18 (Sanford) 4,795 4.6% 1,564 1.5% 6,359 6.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 3,190 3.1% 1,089 1.1% 4,279 4.1%
20 (Ft. Myers) 4,750 4.6% 1,481 1.4% 6,231 6.0%
Total 80,049 77.6% 23,095 22.4% 103,144 100.0%

Table 7 Race by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Judicial Circuit Race Total
Black White Other*
01 (Pensacola) 2,164 2.1% 4,225 4.1% 66 0.1% 6,455 6.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,586 1.5% 943 0.9% 30 0.0% 2,559 2.5%
03 (Lake City) 733 0.7% 1,357 1.3% 16 0.0% 2,106 2.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 2,319 2.2% 2,158 2.1% 83 0.1% 4,560 4.4%
05 (Tavares) 1,390 1.3% 4,283 4.2% 145 0.1% 5,818 5.6%
06 (Clearwater) 2,640 2.6% 7,559 7.3% 307 0.3% 10,506 10.2%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,106 1.1% 2,628 2.5% 50 0.0% 3,784 3.7%
08 (Gainesville) 1,427 1.4% 1,601 1.6% 21 0.0% 3,049 3.0%
09 (Orlando) 3,639 3.5% 5,433 5.3% 18 0.0% 9,090 8.8%
10 (Bartow) 1,495 1.4% 3,474 3.4% 61 0.1% 5,030 4.9%
11 (Miami) 2,782 2.7% 3,159 3.1% 22 0.0% 5,963 5.8%
12 (Sarasota) 1,165 1.1% 3,154 3.1% 107 0.1% 4,426 4.3%
13 (Tampa) 3,039 2.9% 3,513 3.4% 380 0.4% 6,932 6.7%
14 (Panama City) 833 0.8% 2,594 2.5% 26 0.0% 3,453 3.3%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 1,812 1.8% 2,317 2.2% 3 0.0% 4,132 4.0%
16 (Key West) 168 0.2% 573 0.6% 9 0.0% 750 0.7%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 4,160 4.0% 3,357 3.3% 145 0.1% 7,662 7.4%
18 (Sanford) 1,952 1.9% 4,243 4.1% 164 0.2% 6,359 6.2%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,416 1.4% 2,652 2.6% 211 0.2% 4,279 4.1%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,419 1.4% 4,782 4.6% 30 0.0% 6,231 6.0%
Total 37,245 36.1% 64,005 62.1% 1,894 1.8% 103,144 100.0%
*Other includes Asian, Native American and other categories.


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