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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Part I Introduction

Section 2. Introductory Statistics

FACT: There were 113,547 scoresheets with sentence dates in FY 1996-97 entered into the sentencing guidelines database. Of these, 17.3% indicated a sentence to state prison, with the remaining indicating one of the following: Community Control, a form of house arrest (11.1%); Probation (46.5%); or County Jail/Other (25.5%).

FINDINGS:

  • Nearly 83% of the 113,547 scoresheets with sentence dates in FY 1996-97 were sentenced under the 1995 sentencing guidelines. However, by June, 1997, less than 11% (10.8%) were scored under the 1994 guidelines policy (Table 1).
  • Due to varying time lags in the processing of cases, counties and circuits differed substantially in the proportion of FY 1996-97 cases processed under the two guidelines policies (Tables 2 and 3).
  • Of all offenders admitted to community supervision (probation, community control, drug offender probation, or administrative probation) in FY 1996-97, the majority of offenders were sentenced under the 1995 guidelines policy (82.0%), with only 4.1% sentenced on the basis of pre-1994 (1983 guidelines) policy, and nearly 14% under the 1995 guidelines policy (Figure 2).
  • Among those admitted to prison in FY 1996-97, the majority were sentenced under the 1995 guidelines policy (59.2%), less than 13% were sentenced under pre-1994 (1983 guidelines) policy, while slightly over a quarter (28.1%) were subject to the 1994 guidelines policy (Figure 2).
  • Nearly eighty-three percent (82.6%) of all scoresheets were for male offenders (Table 4), and 53.7% were for white offenders (Table 5). Almost half (49.8%) of all offenders were under age 30 (Table 6).

Table 1

Scoresheets Received by Month of Sentence Fiscal Year 1996-97

Month of

1994

1995

 

Sentence

Scoresheet

Scoresheet

Total

July 1996 2,542 27.6% 6,677 72.4% 9,219 100.0%
August 1996 2,291 25.2% 6,796 74.8% 9,087 100.0%
September 1996 1,918 22.5% 6,597 77.5% 8,515 100.0%
October 1996 2,117 20.4% 8,271 79.6% 10,388 100.0%
November 1996 1,629 19.6% 6,690 80.4% 8,319 100.0%
December 1996 1,480 18.0% 6,748 82.0% 8,228 100.0%
January 1997 1,559 16.3% 7,995 83.7% 9,554 100.0%
February 1997 1,505 15.5% 8,211 84.5% 9,716 100.0%
March 1997 1,430 14.0% 8,760 86.0% 10,190 100.0%
April 1997 1,381 12.9% 9,331 87.1% 10,712 100.0%
May 1997 1,156 11.8% 8,620 88.2% 9,776 100.0%
June 1997 1,059 10.8% 8,784 89.2% 9,843 100.0%
Total 20,067 17.7% 93,480 82.3% 113,547 100.0%
 

Figure 1

Shows Scoresheets received by month.

Table 2

Scoresheets Received by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 1996-97

Judicial Circuit

1994 Scoresheets

1995 Scoresheets

Total

01 (Pensacola) 910 21.3% 3,369 78.7% 4,279 3.8%
02 (Tallahassee) 231 13.3% 1,507 86.7% 1,738 1.5%
03 (Lake City) 207 17.8% 955 82.2% 1,162 1.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 546 8.7% 5,698 91.3% 6,244 5.5%
05 (Tavares) 904 21.2% 3,367 78.8% 4,271 3.8%
06 (Clearwater) 2,735 22.4% 9,456 77.6% 12,191 10.7%
07 (Daytona Beach) 988 22.6% 3,380 77.4% 4,368 3.8%
08 (Gainesville) 618 24.2% 1,939 75.8% 2,557 2.3%
09 (Orlando) 1,789 18.7% 7,758 81.3% 9,547 8.4%
10 (Bartow) 1,173 28.2% 2,987 71.8% 4,160 3.7%
11 (Miami) 813 7.0% 10,826 93.0% 11,639 10.3%
12 (Sarasota) 452 14.0% 2,780 86.0% 3,232 2.8%
13 (Tampa) 2,415 21.0% 9,083 79.0% 11,498 10.1%
14 (Panama City) 635 22.3% 2,209 77.7% 2,844 2.5%
15 (West Palm Beach) 329 5.9% 5,249 94.1% 5,578 4.9%
16 (Key West) 323 24.5% 993 75.5% 1,316 1.2%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 2,840 17.6% 13,255 82.4% 16,095 14.2%
18 (Sanford) 542 17.4% 2,576 82.6% 3,118 2.7%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 670 21.9% 2,393 78.1% 3,063 2.7%
20 (Ft. Myers) 947 20.4% 3,700 79.6% 4,647 4.1%
Total 20,067 17.7% 93,480 82.3% 113,547 100.0%
Note: Percentages for 1994 and 1995 scoresheets represent proportions of the submissions by the circuit; percentages in the total column represent the individual circuit's proportion of the entire state.
 

Table 3

Scoresheets Received by Judicial Circuit / County Fiscal Year 1996-97

Judicial Circuit / County

1994 Scoresheets

1995 Scoresheets

Total

01 (Pensacola)
Escambia 673 25.0% 2,018 75.0% 2,691 2.4%
Okaloosa 133 15.3% 734 84.7% 867 0.8%
Santa Rosa 96 17.8% 444 82.2% 540 0.5%
Walton 8 4.4% 173 95.6% 181 0.2%
02 (Tallahassee)
Franklin 20 29.0% 49 71.0% 69 0.1%
Gadsden 45 8.9% 460 91.1% 505 0.4%
Jefferson 30 23.4% 98 76.6% 128 0.1%
Leon 102 12.0% 751 88.0% 853 0.8%
Liberty 2 5.3% 36 94.7% 38 0.0%
Wakulla 32 22.1% 113 77.9% 145 0.1%
03 (Lake City)
Columbia 85 16.7% 425 83.3% 510 0.4%
Dixie 17 26.6% 47 73.4% 64 0.1%
Hamilton 13 20.3% 51 79.7% 64 0.1%
Lafayette 7 24.1% 22 75.9% 29 0.0%
Madison 18 11.7% 136 88.3% 154 0.1%
Suwannee 27 13.9% 167 86.1% 194 0.2%
Taylor 40 27.2% 107 72.8% 147 0.1%
04 (Jacksonville)
Clay 86 12.2% 619 87.8% 705 0.6%
Duval 431 8.1% 4,860 91.9% 5,291 4.7%
Nassau 29 11.7% 219 88.3% 248 0.2%
05 (Tavares)
Citrus 54 17.9% 248 82.1% 302 0.3%
Hernando 190 26.5% 527 73.5% 717 0.6%
Lake 289 22.2% 1,014 77.8% 1,303 1.1%
Marion 305 17.4% 1,444 82.6% 1,749 1.5%
Sumter 66 33.0% 134 67.0% 200 0.2%
06 (Clearwater)
Pasco 417 20.9% 1,580 79.1% 1,997 1.8%
Pinellas 2,318 22.7% 7,876 77.3% 10,194 9.0%
07 (Daytona Beach)
Flagler 34 22.4% 118 77.6% 152 0.1%
Putnam 125 33.7% 246 66.3% 371 0.3%
St. Johns 131 27.1% 353 72.9% 484 0.4%
Volusia 698 20.8% 2,663 79.2% 3,361 3.0%
08 (Gainesville)
Alachua 437 22.4% 1,511 77.6% 1,948 1.7%
Baker 8 12.1% 58 87.9% 66 0.1%
Bradford 64 31.4% 140 68.6% 204 0.2%
Gilchrist 12 32.4% 25 67.6% 37 0.0%
Levy 85 34.4% 162 65.6% 247 0.2%
Union 12 21.8% 43 78.2% 55 0.0%
09 (Orlando)
Orange 1,573 18.4% 6,997 81.6% 8,570 7.5%
Osceola 216 22.1% 761 77.9% 977 0.9%
10 (Bartow)
Hardee 47 28.5% 118 71.5% 165 0.1%
Highlands 51 28.2% 130 71.8% 181 0.2%
Polk 1,075 28.2% 2,739 71.8% 3,814 3.4%
11 (Miami)
Dade 813 7.0% 10,826 93.0% 11,639 10.3%
12 (Sarasota)
DeSoto 47 26.0% 134 74.0% 181 0.2%
Manatee 154 11.3% 1,211 88.7% 1,365 1.2%
Sarasota 251 14.9% 1,435 85.1% 1,686 1.5%
13 (Tampa)
Hillsborough 2,415 21.0% 9,083 79.0% 11,498 10.1%
14 (Panama City)
Bay 404 21.5% 1,472 78.5% 1,876 1.7%
Calhoun 18 15.4% 99 84.6% 117 0.1%
Gulf 44 31.7% 95 68.3% 139 0.1%
Holmes 31 24.8% 94 75.2% 125 0.1%
Jackson 92 24.1% 289 75.9% 381 0.3%
Washington 46 22.3% 160 77.7% 206 0.2%
15 (West Palm Beach)
Palm Beach 329 5.9% 5,249 94.1% 5,578 4.9%
16 (Key West)
Monroe 323 24.5% 993 75.5% 1,316 1.2%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale)
Broward 2,840 17.6% 13,255 82.4% 16,095 14.2%
18 (Sanford)
Brevard 355 21.2% 1,318 78.8% 1,673 1.5%
Seminole 187 12.9% 1,258 87.1% 1,445 1.3%
19 (Ft. Pierce)
Indian River 128 25.7% 371 74.3% 499 0.4%
Martin 110 14.2% 664 85.8% 774 0.7%
Okeechobee 92 29.6% 219 70.4% 311 0.3%
St. Lucie 340 23.0% 1,139 77.0% 1,479 1.3%
20 (Ft. Myers)
Charlotte 141 19.2% 592 80.8% 733 0.6%
Collier 282 19.0% 1,205 81.0% 1,487 1.3%
Glades 19 31.1% 42 68.9% 61 0.1%
Hendry 44 28.2% 112 71.8% 156 0.1%
Lee 461 20.9% 1,749 79.1% 2,210 1.9%
Total 20,067 17.7% 93,480 82.3% 113,547 100.0%
Note: Percentages for 1994 and 1995 scoresheets represent proportions of the submissions by the county; percentages in the total column represent the individual county's proportion of the entire state.
 

Figure 2

ChartObject FY1996-97 Supervision Admissions:  1995 82.0%, 1994 13.9%, Pre-1994 4.1%.

ChartObject FY1996-97 Prison Admissions:  1195 59.2%, 1994 28.1%, Pre-1994 12.7%.

Table 4

Gender by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 1996-97

 

Gender

 

Judicial Circuit

Male

Female

Total

01 (Pensacola) 3,560 83.2% 719 16.8% 4,279 100.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,424 81.9% 314 18.1% 1,738 100.0%
03 (Lake City) 962 82.8% 200 17.2% 1,162 100.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 5,120 82.0% 1,124 18.0% 6,244 100.0%
05 (Tavares) 3,547 83.0% 724 17.0% 4,271 100.0%
06 (Clearwater) 9,698 79.6% 2,493 20.4% 12,191 100.0%
07 (Daytona Beach) 3,699 84.7% 669 15.3% 4,368 100.0%
08 (Gainesville) 2,128 83.2% 429 16.8% 2,557 100.0%
09 (Orlando) 8,013 83.9% 1,534 16.1% 9,547 100.0%
10 (Bartow) 3,261 78.4% 899 21.6% 4,160 100.0%
11 (Miami) 10,108 86.8% 1,531 13.2% 11,639 100.0%
12 (Sarasota) 2,661 82.3% 571 17.7% 3,232 100.0%
13 (Tampa) 9,128 79.4% 2,370 20.6% 11,498 100.0%
14 (Panama City) 2,345 82.5% 499 17.5% 2,844 100.0%
15 (West Palm Beach) 4,783 85.7% 795 14.3% 5,578 100.0%
16 (Key West) 1,142 86.8% 174 13.2% 1,316 100.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 13,252 82.3% 2,843 17.7% 16,095 100.0%
18 (Sanford) 2,566 82.3% 552 17.7% 3,118 100.0%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 2,540 82.9% 523 17.1% 3,063 100.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 3,827 82.4% 820 17.6% 4,647 100.0%
Total 93,764 82.6% 19,783 17.4% 113,547 100.0%

Table 5

Race by Judicial Circuit Fiscal Year 1996-97

 

Race

   

Judicial Circuit

Black

White

Other*

Total

01 (Pensacola) 1,826 42.7% 2,429 56.8% 24 0.6% 4,279 100.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 1,191 68.5% 538 31.0% 9 0.5% 1,738 100.0%
03 (Lake City) 551 47.4% 609 52.4% 2 0.2% 1,162 100.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 3,788 60.7% 2,407 38.5% 49 0.8% 6,244 100.0%
05 (Tavares) 1,462 34.2% 2,766 64.8% 43 1.0% 4,271 100.0%
06 (Clearwater) 4,333 35.5% 7,764 63.7% 94 0.8% 12,191 100.0%
07 (Daytona Beach) 1,863 42.7% 2,485 56.9% 20 0.5% 4,368 100.0%
08 (Gainesville) 1,648 64.5% 901 35.2% 8 0.3% 2,557 100.0%
09 (Orlando) 4,412 46.2% 4,982 52.2% 153 1.6% 9,547 100.0%
10 (Bartow) 1,509 36.3% 2,642 63.5% 9 0.2% 4,160 100.0%
11 (Miami) 6,024 51.8% 5,558 47.8% 57 0.5% 11,639 100.0%
12 (Sarasota) 1,310 40.5% 1,867 57.8% 55 1.7% 3,232 100.0%
13 (Tampa) 5,556 48.3% 5,767 50.2% 175 1.5% 11,498 100.0%
14 (Panama City) 1,074 37.8% 1,757 61.8% 13 0.5% 2,844 100.0%
15 (W. Palm Beach) 2,741 49.1% 2,817 50.5% 20 0.4% 5,578 100.0%
16 (Key West) 271 20.6% 1,035 78.6% 10 0.8% 1,316 100.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 8,159 50.7% 7,628 47.4% 308 1.9% 16,095 100.0%
18 (Sanford) 1,210 38.8% 1,893 60.7% 15 0.5% 3,118 100.0%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 1,240 40.5% 1,809 59.1% 14 0.5% 3,063 100.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,326 28.5% 3,296 70.9% 25 0.5% 4,647 100.0%
Total 51,494  45.4%  60,950  53.7%  1,103  1.0%  113,547  100.0% 
*Other includes Asian, Native American, and other categories.

Table 6

Age at Sentencing Fiscal Year 1996-97

Age

Number

Percent

17 and Below 2,596 2.3%
18 to 24 34,603 30.5%
25-29 19,358 17.0%
30-34 19,212 16.9%
35-39 17,049 15.0%
40-44 10,945 9.6%
45-49 5,299 4.7%
50 and Over 4,485 3.9%
Total 113,547 100.0%

Figure 3

Fiscal Year 1996-97 Age at Sentencing Distribution