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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Table 1
Prison Versus Non-Prison Sentence for Blacks and Whites (N=221,577):
Sentencing Guidelines Cases from July 1, 1994 to December 31, 1996
Offense Type Total Percent of Cases Sentenced to Prison Blacks: Percent of Cases Sentenced to Prison Whites: Percent of Cases Sentenced to Prison Difference in Cases Sentenced to Prison
TOTAL ALL CASES 17.2% 20.8% 14.1% 6.7%
Violent 29.8% 36.0% 24.6% 11.4%
Property 15.0% 17.1% 13.7% 3.4%
Drugs 11.6% 15.7% 6.3% 9.4%
Other 17.3% 19.4% 15.7% 3.7%
 
Murder/Manslaughter 81.4% 86.2% 77.1% 9.1%
Attempted Capital Murder 85.9% 86.1% 85.7% 0.4%
2nd Degree Murder 89.8% 89.9% 89.8% 0.1%
3rd Degree Murder 88.1% 86.8% 90.5% -3.6%
Manslaughter 66.5% 80.4% 55.4% 25.0%
DUI Manslaughter 73.0% 74.1% 72.9% 1.2%
Sexual/Lewd Assault 41.2% 47.3% 38.6% 8.7%
Attempted Capital Sexual Battery 70.9% 62.1% 74.4% -12.3%
Life Sexual Battery 77.7% 77.7% 77.8% -0.1%
1st Degree Sexual Battery 50.6% 55.2% 47.6% 7.6%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior 32.0% 36.2% 30.6% 5.6%
Robbery 52.6% 56.6% 46.5% 10.2%
Robbery With Weapon 74.4% 76.8% 69.7% 7.2%
Robbery Without Weapon 35.6% 38.1% 32.4% 5.7%
Home Invasion, Robbery 71.6% 63.2% 80.6% -17.4%
Violent, Other 19.6% 24.8% 15.5% 9.3%
Aggravated Battery 24.8% 27.6% 21.8% 5.7%
Aggravated Battery on LEO 18.7% 26.7% 12.3% 14.4%
Aggravated Assault 14.6% 17.3% 12.4% 4.9%
Resisting Arrest with Violence 16.8% 23.5% 11.0% 12.5%
Kidnapping 41.7% 49.8% 36.2% 13.6%
Arson 28.7% 36.4% 25.0% 11.4%
Violent, Other 12.6% 15.1% 11.5% 3.6%
Abuse of Children 17.8% 18.4% 17.3% 1.1%
Assault/Battery, Other 9.3% 12.8% 7.4% 5.4%
Aggravated Stalking 8.3% 11.5% 7.2% 4.3%
Carjacking 73.3% 75.7% 69.9% 5.8%
Burglary 27.3% 33.4% 23.9% 9.5%
Burglary, Dwelling 39.3% 45.4% 36.1% 9.3%
Burglary, Structure 17.3% 23.8% 13.5% 10.3%
Burglary, Armed 60.2% 62.7% 59.0% 3.7%
Burglary with Assault 47.6% 55.1% 40.6% 14.5%
Burglary, Trespass, Other 4.9% 6.2% 4.5% 1.7%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage 8.8% 9.6% 8.4% 1.2%
Grand Theft, Other 6.1% 7.0% 5.6% 1.4%
Stolen Property 18.0% 20.5% 17.2% 3.2%
Grand Theft Automobile 14.5% 16.0% 13.4% 2.6%
Forgery/Counterfeiting 6.4% 5.9% 6.7% -0.8%
Fraudulent Practices 5.6% 8.2% 3.2% 5.0%
Other Theft, Property Damage 7.2% 7.4% 6.7% 0.7%
Worthless Checks 2.3% 1.5% 2.5% -1.0%
Drugs 11.6% 15.7% 6.3% 9.4%
Drugs, Manuf./Sale/Purchase 15.2% 20.6% 6.0% 14.7%
Drugs, Possession/Other 6.2% 8.6% 3.7% 4.9%
Drugs, Trafficking 60.6% 64.8% 56.7% 8.1%
Weapons 16.5% 19.5% 13.0% 6.5%
Weapons, Possession 16.1% 18.7% 12.9% 5.8%
Weapons, Discharging 18.8% 25.2% 13.3% 11.9%
Other 18.3% 20.4% 17.2% 3.2%
Escape 32.1% 35.4% 29.6% 5.8%
DUI, With Injury 30.5% 29.4% 30.5% -1.1%
DUI, No Injury 26.4% 25.3% 26.5% -1.1%
Other 13.4% 17.3% 10.8% 6.5%
Traffic, Other 2.8% 2.7% 2.8% -0.1%
Leaving Scene of Accident 9.4% 19.5% 7.0% 12.5%
Pollution/Hazardous Materials 1.8% 2.4% 1.6% 0.9%
Racketeering 21.5% 0.0% 25.3% -25.3%
Number of Cases 221,577 102,625 118,952