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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 III Descriptive Assessment

Notes: This section examines two categories of sentences:

  • Category 1 - Discretionary - Those in which total points on the scoresheet are less than 44. The Criminal Punishment Code allows for a non-state prison sanction for offenders in this range.

  • Category 2 - State Prison - Those in which total points exceed 44, for which the Criminal Punishment Code mandates state prison as the sanction, unless the sentence is mitigated.

Actual sanctions imposed, including state prison, community control, probation, county jail/time served, and other sanctions are presented and compared to the categories listed above.

FINDINGS:

  • Across the state, 14% of offenders were sentenced to state prison as the most severe sanction. An additional 26.7% were sentenced to incarceration in county jail, or to time already served in jail. Almost 8% were sentenced to community control, and over 51% to probation, including drug offender probation, administrative probation, and regular probation. Less than a half of a percent of offenders were sentenced to "other" sanctions (Table 1).

  • Eight out of ten of the 36,818 Code scoresheets examined scored in the discretionary range (Table 2). These scoresheets represent sentencing events where the judge has the discretion to sentence the offender to either a non-state prison sanction or a state prison sanction. If the judge chooses to sentence the offender to state prison, the judge has the discretion to sentence the offender up to the statutory maximum of the law.

  • Of the offenders scoring in the recommended state prison category, over 54% were sentenced to state prison, with another 14.1% sentenced to county jail or time served. Of those in the discretionary category, just over 5% were sentenced to state prison, and another 29% to county jail/time served (Table 1).

  • Table 3 presents the scoring distribution of offenders under the Code by the circuit and sanction imposed. Circuit 11 (Miami) shows the highest percentage of scoresheets scoring to the state prison sanction at 92.6% and Circuit 4 (Jacksonville) has the lowest percentage of state prison scoring offenders under the Punishment Code (56.0%).

  • Incarceration rates vary greatly by county and circuit. Jail sanctions also vary greatly depending on number of beds available and judicial inclination to use the jail sanction. Table 4 presents the distribution of sanction imposed by circuit and county. Although variance in sentencing does exists at the circuit and county level based on the judge involved, variability in the statistics presented in this table could also be as a result of differences in the type of offenders being sentenced around the state. There are also very small numbers of scoresheets for some of the counties listed in this table. The incarceration rates for counties with less than 100 scoresheets could possibly be misleading.

  • A true mitigation occurs when an offenders scores more than 44 total points and either receives a non-state prison sanction or a state prison sentence length below the 25% permissible discretion existing within the Code policy. A sanction mitigation occurs when an offender scores more than 44 total points, but receives an non-state prison sanction.

  • The true mitigation rate for offenders that scored more than 44 total points is 57.4%. The sanction mitigation rate (cases that scored to state prison but received a non-state prison sanction) was 45.3% (Table 8).

  • For the 795 offenders that received a mitigated prison sentence length, the average reduction in sentence was 23.6 months (Table 8).
Table 1
Recommended Sanction Category by Sanction Imposed
Criminal Punishment Code
Recommended Sanction Category
Sanction Imposed Discretionary
44.0 Points
or Less
State Prison
Exceeding
44.0 Points
Total
State Prison 1,545 3,615 5,160
5.1% 54.1% 14.0%
Community Control 2,206 630 2,836
7.3% 9.4% 7.7%
Probation 17,473 1,486 18,959
58.0% 22.2% 51.5%
County Jail 8,818 945 9,763
29.3% 14.1% 26.5%
Other 93 7 100
0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
       
Total 30,135 6,683 36,818
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
 
Table 2
Sanction Imposed by Recommended Sanction Category**
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Recommended
Sanction
Category
Sanction Imposed  
State Prison Community Control Probation County Jail Other Total
Discretionary
44.0 Points or Less
1,545 2,206 17,473 8,818 93 30,135
29.9% 77.8% 92.2% 90.3% 93.0% 81.8%
State Prison
Exceeding 44.0 Points
3,615 630 1,486 945 7 6,683
70.1% 22.2% 7.8% 9.7% 7.0% 18.2%
Total 5,160 2,836 18,959 9,763 100 36,818
100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
 
Table 3
Recommended Sanction Category by Sanction Imposed
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Judicial Circuit/Sanction Imposed Recommended Sanction Category Total
Discretionary
44.0 Points or Less
State Prison
Exceeding 44.0 Points
01 (Pensacola) 1,113 83.9% 213 16.1% 1,326 100.0%
Prison 26 14.2% 157 85.8% 183 100.0%
Community Control 116 90.6% 12 9.4% 128 100.0%
Probation 705 95.7% 32 4.3% 737 100.0%
County Jail 263 95.6% 12 4.4% 275 100.0%
Other 3 100.0% 0 0.0% 3 100.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 404 76.4% 125 23.6% 529 100.0%
Prison 30 32.3% 63 67.7% 93 100.0%
Community Control 30 65.2% 16 34.8% 46 100.0%
Probation 283 87.3% 41 12.7% 324 100.0%
County Jail 60 92.3% 5 7.7% 65 100.0%
Other 1 100.0% 0 0.0% 1 100.0%
03 (Lake City) 95 70.9% 39 29.1% 134 100.0%
Prison 4 23.5% 13 76.5% 17 100.0%
Community Control 23 79.3% 6 20.7% 29 100.0%
Probation 67 77.0% 20 23.0% 87 100.0%
County Jail 1 100.0% 0 0.0% 1 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 2,460 80.9% 579 19.1% 3,039 100.0%
Prison 242 44.0% 308 56.0% 550 100.0%
Community Control 121 78.6% 33 21.4% 154 100.0%
Probation 989 85.9% 163 14.1% 1,152 100.0%
County Jail 1,105 93.6% 75 6.4% 1,180 100.0%
Other 3 100.0% 0 0.0% 3 100.0%
05 (Tavares) 870 89.2% 105 10.8% 975 100.0%
Prison 21 22.8% 71 77.2% 92 100.0%
Community Control 66 90.4% 7 9.6% 73 100.0%
Probation 588 96.9% 19 3.1% 607 100.0%
County Jail 191 96.0% 8 4.0% 199 100.0%
Other 4 100.0% 0 0.0% 4 100.0%
06 (Clearwater) 2,189 85.1% 384 14.9% 2,573 100.0%
Prison 97 29.6% 231 70.4% 328 100.0%
Community Control 218 80.4% 53 19.6% 271 100.0%
Probation 1,324 94.3% 80 5.7% 1,404 100.0%
County Jail 545 96.5% 20 3.5% 565 100.0%
Other 5 100.0% 0 0.0% 5 100.0%
07 (Daytona) 1,338 85.7% 223 14.3% 1,561 100.0%
Prison 113 41.4% 160 58.6% 273 100.0%
Community Control 104 94.5% 6 5.5% 110 100.0%
Probation 614 95.9% 26 4.1% 640 100.0%
County Jail 506 94.2% 31 5.8% 537 100.0%
Other 1 100.0% 0 0.0% 1 100.0%
08 (Gainesville) 473 76.7% 144 23.3% 617 100.0%
Prison 33 32.4% 69 67.6% 102 100.0%
Community Control 46 66.7% 23 33.3% 69 100.0%
Probation 305 88.4% 40 11.6% 345 100.0%
County Jail 88 88.0% 12 12.0% 100 100.0%
Other 1 100.0% 0 0.0% 1 100.0%
09 (Orlando) 2,130 84.8% 383 15.2% 2,513 100.0%
Prison 92 26.1% 260 73.9% 352 100.0%
Community Control 101 80.8% 24 19.2% 125 100.0%
Probation 1,299 95.3% 64 4.7% 1,363 100.0%
County Jail 633 94.8% 35 5.2% 668 100.0%
Other 5 100.0% 0 0.0% 5 100.0%
10 (Bartow) 765 86.1% 123 13.9% 888 100.0%
Prison 43 29.1% 105 70.9% 148 100.0%
Community Control 53 94.6% 3 5.4% 56 100.0%
Probation 506 97.5% 13 2.5% 519 100.0%
County Jail 163 98.8% 2 1.2% 165 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
11 (Miami) 3,084 73.0% 1,143 27.0% 4,227 100.0%
Prison 20 7.4% 250 92.6% 270 100.0%
Community Control 67 39.4% 103 60.6% 170 100.0%
Probation 1,485 80.4% 362 19.6% 1,847 100.0%
County Jail 1,512 77.9% 428 22.1% 1,940 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
12 (Sarasota) 973 86.3% 154 13.7% 1,127 100.0%
Prison 30 20.1% 119 79.9% 149 100.0%
Community Control 87 83.7% 17 16.3% 104 100.0%
Probation 554 97.5% 14 2.5% 568 100.0%
County Jail 302 98.7% 4 1.3% 306 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
13 (Tampa) 3,293 80.3% 807 19.7% 4,100 100.0%
Prison 137 25.2% 406 74.8% 543 100.0%
Community Control 498 76.7% 151 23.3% 649 100.0%
Probation 1,997 92.7% 158 7.3% 2,155 100.0%
County Jail 635 87.8% 88 12.2% 723 100.0%
Other 26 86.7% 4 13.3% 30 100.0%
14 (Panama City) 910 79.4% 236 20.6% 1,146 100.0%
Prison 98 38.9% 154 61.1% 252 100.0%
Community Control 163 84.0% 31 16.0% 194 100.0%
Probation 610 93.7% 41 6.3% 651 100.0%
County Jail 31 79.5% 8 20.5% 39 100.0%
Other 8 80.0% 2 20.0% 10 100.0%
15 (West Palm Beach) 2,375 82.0% 522 18.0% 2,897 100.0%
Prison 43 12.8% 293 87.2% 336 100.0%
Community Control 54 76.1% 17 23.9% 71 100.0%
Probation 1,039 90.7% 106 9.3% 1,145 100.0%
County Jail 1,238 92.1% 106 7.9% 1,344 100.0%
Other 1 100.0% 0 0.0% 1 100.0%
16 (Key West) 330 86.6% 51 13.4% 381 100.0%
Prison 8 20.5% 31 79.5% 39 100.0%
Community Control 29 93.5% 2 6.5% 31 100.0%
Probation 248 95.4% 12 4.6% 260 100.0%
County Jail 45 90.0% 5 10.0% 50 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% 1 100.0% 1 100.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 4,630 83.6% 910 16.4% 5,540 100.0%
Prison 391 38.7% 620 61.3% 1,011 100.0%
Community Control 272 77.9% 77 22.1% 349 100.0%
Probation 2,796 94.1% 174 5.9% 2,970 100.0%
County Jail 1,152 96.7% 39 3.3% 1,191 100.0%
Other 19 100.0% 0 0.0% 19 100.0%
18 (Sanford) 749 86.2% 120 13.8% 869 100.0%
Prison 38 27.9% 98 72.1% 136 100.0%
Community Control 67 90.5% 7 9.5% 74 100.0%
Probation 525 98.1% 10 1.9% 535 100.0%
County Jail 119 96.0% 5 4.0% 124 100.0%
Other 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 845 84.6% 154 15.4% 999 100.0%
Prison 70 40.0% 105 60.0% 175 100.0%
Community Control 33 89.2% 4 10.8% 37 100.0%
Probation 596 94.3% 36 5.7% 632 100.0%
County Jail 142 94.0% 9 6.0% 151 100.0%
Other 4 100.0% 0 0.0% 4 100.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 1,193 86.7% 183 13.3% 1,376 100.0%
Prison 17 15.3% 94 84.7% 111 100.0%
Community Control 68 70.8% 28 29.2% 96 100.0%
Probation 966 95.0% 51 5.0% 1,017 100.0%
County Jail 130 92.9% 10 7.1% 140 100.0%
Other 12 100.0% 0 0.0% 12 100.0%
Statewide 30,219 82.1% 6,598 17.9% 36,817 100.0%
Note: County jail includes those sentenced to time served; prison includes those sentenced to life.
 
Table 4
Sanction Imposed
By Judicial Circuit and County
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Circuit/County Sanction Imposed Total
State
Prison
Community
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other
Sentence
01 (Pensacola) 183 128 737 275 3 1,326
  13.8% 9.7% 55.6% 20.7% 0.2% 100.0%
Escambia 127 81 411 203 2 824
  15.4% 9.8% 49.9% 24.6% 0.2% 100.0%
Okaloosa 47 31 226 51 1 356
  13.2% 8.7% 63.5% 14.3% 0.3% 100.0%
Santa Rosa 6 8 57 21 0 92
  6.5% 8.7% 62.0% 22.8% 0.0% 100.0%
Walton 3 8 43 0 0 54
  5.6% 14.8% 79.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 93 46 324 65 1 529
  17.6% 8.7% 61.2% 12.3% 0.2% 100.0%
Franklin 1 0 13 0 0 14
  7.1% 0.0% 92.9% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Gadsden 23 12 89 4 0 128
  18.0% 9.4% 69.5% 3.1% 0.0% 100.0%
Jefferson 1 0 1 0 0 2
  50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Leon 63 30 185 59 1 338
  18.6% 8.9% 54.7% 17.5% 0.3% 100.0%
Liberty 3 1 6 1 0 11
  27.3% 9.1% 54.5% 9.1% 0.0% 100.0%
Wakulla 2 3 30 1 0 36
  5.6% 8.3% 83.3% 2.8% 0.0% 100.0%
03 (Lake City) 17 29 87 1 0 134
  12.7% 21.6% 64.9% 0.7% 0.0% 100.0%
Columbia 5 5 7 0 0 17
  29.4% 29.4% 41.2% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Dixie 1 4 15 0 0 20
  5.0% 20.0% 75.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Hamilton 0 5 14 0 0 19
  0.0% 26.3% 73.7% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Lafayette 2 0 3 0 0 5
  40.0% 0.0% 60.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Madison 4 7 26 0 0 37
  10.8% 18.9% 70.3% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Suwannee 1 7 6 0 0 14
  7.1% 50.0% 42.9% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Taylor 4 1 16 1 0 22
  18.2% 4.5% 72.7% 4.5% 0.0% 100.0%
04 (Jacksonville) 550 154 1,152 1,180 3 3,039
  18.1% 5.1% 37.9% 38.8% 0.1% 100.0%
Clay 46 29 169 97 1 342
  13.5% 8.5% 49.4% 28.4% 0.3% 100.0%
Duval 493 120 928 1,060 2 2,603
  18.9% 4.6% 35.7% 40.7% 0.1% 100.0%
Nassau 11 5 55 23 0 94
  11.7% 5.3% 58.5% 24.5% 0.0% 100.0%
05 (Tavares) 92 73 607 199 4 975
  9.4% 7.5% 62.3% 20.4% 0.4% 100.0%
Citrus 6 3 40 9 0 58
  10.3% 5.2% 69.0% 15.5% 0.0% 100.0%
Hernando 18 9 116 12 0 155
  11.6% 5.8% 74.8% 7.7% 0.0% 100.0%
Lake 40 29 217 131 1 418
  9.6% 6.9% 51.9% 31.3% 0.2% 100.0%
Marion 10 27 167 43 0 247
  4.0% 10.9% 67.6% 17.4% 0.0% 100.0%
Sumter 18 5 67 4 3 97
  18.6% 5.2% 69.1% 4.1% 3.1% 100.0%
06 (Clearwater) 328 271 1,404 565 5 2,573
  12.7% 10.5% 54.6% 22.0% 0.2% 100.0%
Pasco 46 67 244 24 1 382
  12.0% 17.5% 63.9% 6.3% 0.3% 100.0%
Pinellas 282 204 1,160 541 4 2,191
  12.9% 9.3% 52.9% 24.7% 0.2% 100.0%
07 (Daytona) 273 110 640 537 1 1,561
  17.5% 7.0% 41.0% 34.4% 0.1% 100.0%
Flagler 12 5 26 10 0 53
  22.6% 9.4% 49.1% 18.9% 0.0% 100.0%
Putnam 20 1 12 15 0 48
  41.7% 2.1% 25.0% 31.3% 0.0% 100.0%
St. Johns 45 2 115 8 0 170
  26.5% 1.2% 67.6% 4.7% 0.0% 100.0%
Volusia 196 102 487 504 1 1,290
  15.2% 7.9% 37.8% 39.1% 0.1% 100.0%
08 (Gainesville) 102 69 346 100 1 618
  16.5% 11.2% 56.0% 16.2% 0.2% 100.0%
Alachua 87 50 249 90 0 476
  18.3% 10.5% 52.3% 18.9% 0.0% 100.0%
Baker 1 9 35 0 0 45
  2.2% 20.0% 77.8% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Bradford 4 2 14 5 0 25
  16.0% 8.0% 56.0% 20.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Gilchrist 1 2 2 1 0 6
  16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0.0% 100.0%
Levy 3 4 35 2 1 45
  6.7% 8.9% 77.8% 4.4% 2.2% 100.0%
Union 6 2 11 2 0 21
  28.6% 9.5% 52.4% 9.5% 0.0% 100.0%
09 (Orlando) 352 125 1,363 668 5 2,513
  14.0% 5.0% 54.2% 26.6% 0.2% 100.0%
Orange 316 113 1,148 591 3 2,171
  14.6% 5.2% 52.9% 27.2% 0.1% 100.0%
Osceola 36 12 215 77 2 342
  10.5% 3.5% 62.9% 22.5% 0.6% 100.0%
10 (Bartow) 148 56 519 165 0 888
  16.7% 6.3% 58.4% 18.6% 0.0% 100.0%
Hardee 3 0 7 3 0 13
  23.1% 0.0% 53.8% 23.1% 0.0% 100.0%
Highlands 36 13 76 7 0 132
  27.3% 9.8% 57.6% 5.3% 9.0% 109.0%
Polk 109 43 436 155 0 743
  14.7% 5.8% 58.7% 20.9% 0.0% 100.0%
11 (Miami) 270 170 1,847 1,940 0 4,227
  6.4% 4.0% 43.7% 45.9% 0.0% 100.0%
Dade 270 170 1,847 1,940 0 4,227
  6.4% 4.0% 43.7% 45.9% 0.0% 100.0%
12 (Sarasota) 149 104 568 306 0 1,127
  13.2% 9.2% 50.4% 27.2% 0.0% 100.0%
Desoto 8 7 16 6 0 37
  21.6% 18.9% 43.2% 16.2% 0.0% 100.0%
Manatee 82 57 283 167 0 589
  13.9% 9.7% 48.0% 28.4% 0.0% 100.0%
Sarasota 59 40 269 133 0 501
  11.8% 8.0% 53.7% 26.5% 0.0% 100.0%
13 (Tampa) 543 649 2,155 723 30 4,100
  13.2% 15.8% 52.6% 17.6% 0.7% 100.0%
Hillsborough 543 649 2,155 723 30 4,100
  13.2% 15.8% 52.6% 17.6% 0.7% 100.0%
14 (Panama City) 252 194 651 39 10 1,146
  22.0% 16.9% 56.8% 3.4% 0.9% 100.0%
Bay 178 157 497 32 8 872
  20.4% 18.0% 57.0% 3.7% 0.0% 99.1%
Calhoun 9 11 12 0 0 32
  28.1% 34.4% 37.5% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Gulf 11 2 13 0 1 27
  40.7% 7.4% 48.1% 0.0% 3.7% 100.0%
Holmes 9 6 18 1 0 34
  26.5% 17.6% 52.9% 2.9% 0.0% 100.0%
Jackson 35 14 79 6 0 134
  26.1% 10.4% 59.0% 4.5% 0.0% 100.0%
Washington 10 4 32 0 1 47
  21.3% 8.5% 68.1% 0.0% 2.1% 100.0%
15 (West Palm Beach) 336 71 1,145 1,344 1 2,897
  11.6% 2.5% 39.5% 46.4% 0.0% 100.0%
Palm Beach 336 71 1,145 1,344 1 2,897
  11.6% 2.5% 39.5% 46.4% 0.0% 100.0%
16 (Key West) 39 31 260 50 1 381
  10.2% 8.1% 68.2% 13.1% 0.3% 100.0%
Monroe 39 31 260 50 1 381
  10.2% 8.1% 68.2% 13.1% 0.3% 100.0%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 1,011 349 2,970 1,191 19 5,540
  18.2% 6.3% 53.6% 21.5% 0.3% 100.0%
Broward 1,011 349 2,970 1,191 19 5,540
  18.2% 6.3% 53.6% 21.5% 0.3% 100.0%
18 (Sanford) 136 74 535 124 0 869
  15.7% 8.5% 61.6% 14.3% 0.0% 100.0%
Brevard 70 45 214 14 0 343
  20.4% 13.1% 62.4% 4.1% 0.0% 100.0%
Seminole 66 29 321 110 0 526
  12.5% 5.5% 61.0% 20.9% 0.0% 100.0%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 175 37 632 151 4 999
  17.5% 3.7% 63.3% 15.1% 0.4% 100.0%
Indian River 51 9 148 84 3 295
  17.3% 3.1% 50.2% 28.5% 1.0% 100.0%
Martin 13 3 136 18 0 170
  7.6% 1.8% 80.0% 10.6% 0.0% 100.0%
Okeechobee 3 3 73 5 0 84
  3.6% 3.6% 86.9% 6.0% 0.0% 100.0%
St. Lucie 108 22 275 44 1 450
  24.0% 4.9% 61.1% 9.8% 0.2% 100.0%
20 (Ft. Myers) 111 96 1,017 140 12 1,376
  8.1% 7.0% 73.9% 10.2% 0.9% 100.0%
Charlotte 32 34 111 20 2 199
  16.1% 17.1% 55.8% 10.1% 1.0% 100.0%
Collier 25 18 207 50 7 307
  8.1% 5.9% 67.4% 16.3% 2.3% 100.0%
Glades 2 7 8 0 0 17
  11.8% 41.2% 47.1% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Hendry 10 7 83 2 0 102
  9.8% 6.9% 81.4% 2.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Lee 42 30 608 68 3 751
  5.6% 4.0% 81.0% 9.1% 0.4% 100.0%
Statewide 5,160 2,836 18,959 9,763 100 36,818
  14.0% 7.7% 51.5% 26.5% 0.3% 100.0%
 
Table 5
Offense Types by Sanction Imposed
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Offense
Type
State
Prison
Community
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other Total
Murder/Manslaughter            
Capital Murder            
Attempt 10 0 1 0 0 11
  90.9% 0.0% 9.1% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
2nd Degree Murder            
Attempt 8 0 0 0 0 8
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 5 0 0 0 0 5
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder            
Attempt 1 0 0 0 0 1
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 1 0 0 0 0 1
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Manslaughter            
Complete 7 4 1 0 0 12
  58.3% 33.3% 8.3% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter            
Complete 5 2 1 0 0 8
  62.5% 25.0% 12.5% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Assault            
Capital Sexual Battery            
Attempt 8 0 1 0 0 9
  88.9% 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery            
Attempt 1 0 0 0 0 1
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 6 0 0 0 0 6
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery            
Complete 6 0 0 0 0 6
  100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery            
Attempt 8 2 3 0 0 13
  61.5% 15.4% 23.1% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 10 3 10 0 0 23
  43.5% 13.0% 43.5% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Sexual Assult, Other            
Complete 0 0 1 0 0 1
  0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior            
Attempt 5 3 20 1 0 29
  17.2% 10.3% 69.0% 3.4% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 51 22 76 9 1 159
  32.1% 13.8% 47.8% 5.7% 0.6% 100.0%
Robbery            
Robbery with Weapon            
Attempt 20 7 7 7 0 41
  48.8% 17.1% 17.1% 17.1% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 124 17 21 3 0 165
  75.2% 10.3% 12.7% 1.8% 0.0% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon            
Attempt 14 5 17 14 0 50
  28.0% 10.0% 34.0% 28.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 158 44 148 65 0 415
  38.1% 10.6% 35.7% 15.7% 0.0% 100.0%
Home Invasion,Robbery            
Complete 10 1 0 0 0 11
  90.9% 9.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Violent,Other 614 369 2,492 631 8 4,114
  14.9% 9.0% 60.6% 15.3% 0.2% 100.0%
Burglary 861 317 1,484 559 4 3,225
  26.7% 9.8% 46.0% 17.3% 0.1% 100.0%
Property 744 453 4,162 1,592 24 6,975
Theft/Fraud/Damage 10.7% 6.5% 59.7% 22.8% 0.3% 100.0%
Drugs            
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase 991 436 2,533 1,791 15 5,766
  17.2% 7.6% 43.9% 31.1% 0.3% 100.0%
Trafficking 93 18 19 14 0 144
  64.6% 12.5% 13.2% 9.7% 0.0% 100.0%
Possession,Other 763 679 5,119 3,594 34 10,189
  7.5% 6.7% 50.2% 35.3% 0.3% 100.0%
Weapons 139 104 613 194 0 1,050
  13.2% 9.9% 58.4% 18.5% 0.0% 100.0%
Other 497 350 2,230 1,289 14 4,380
  11.3% 8.0% 50.9% 29.4% 0.3% 100.0%
Total 5,160 2,836 18,959 9,763 100 36,818
  14.0% 7.7% 51.5% 26.5% 0.3% 100.0%
 
Table 6
Sanction Imposed by Offense Severity Level
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Offense
Severity
Level
State
Prison
Community
Control
Probation County
Jail
Other
Sentence
Total
1 292 350 2,443 1,410 18 4,513
6.5% 7.8% 54.1% 31.2% 0.4% 100.0%
2 209 230 2,484 720 19 3,662
5.7% 6.3% 67.8% 19.7% 0.5% 100.0%
3 860 757 5,839 4,103 39 11,598
7.4% 6.5% 50.3% 35.4% 0.3% 100.0%
4 858 422 3,056 1,428 10 5,774
14.9% 7.3% 52.9% 24.7% 0.2% 100.0%
5 1,246 480 2,779 1,582 8 6,095
20.4% 7.9% 45.6% 26.0% 0.1% 100.0%
6 586 285 1,549 358 5 2,783
21.1% 10.2% 55.7% 12.9% 0.2% 100.0%
7 745 244 697 146 1 1,833
40.6% 13.3% 38.0% 8.0% 0.1% 100.0%
8 175 48 83 10 0 316
55.4% 15.2% 26.3% 3.2% 0.0% 100.0%
9 170 18 24 3 0 215
79.1% 8.4% 11.2% 1.4% 0.0% 100.0%
10 19 2 5 3 0 29
65.5% 6.9% 17.2% 10.3% 0.0% 100.0%
Total 5,160 2,836 18,959 9,763 100 36,818
14.0% 7.7% 51.5% 26.5% 0.3% 100.0%
 
Table 7
State Prison Sentence Length
by Offense Severity Level
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Offense
Severity
Level
Prison Sentence Length in Years Total
LE 2* GT 2 - LE 4* GT 4 - LE 10* GT 10*
1 223 50 19 0 292
76.4% 17.1% 6.5% 0.0% 100.0%
2 145 48 15 1 209
69.4% 23.0% 7.2% 0.5% 100.0%
3 625 175 56 4 860
72.7% 20.3% 6.5% 0.5% 100.0%
4 489 234 129 6 858
57.0% 27.3% 15.0% 0.7% 100.0%
5 714 353 151 28 1,246
57.3% 28.3% 12.1% 2.2% 100.0%
6 283 184 90 29 586
48.3% 31.4% 15.4% 4.9% 100.0%
7 184 301 203 57 745
24.7% 40.4% 27.2% 7.7% 100.0%
8 27 49 81 18 175
15.4% 28.0% 46.3% 10.3% 100.0%
9 30 39 63 38 170
17.6% 22.9% 37.1% 22.4% 100.0%
10 6 1 4 8 19
31.6% 5.3% 21.1% 42.1% 100.0%
Total 2,726 1,434 811 189 5,160
52.8% 27.8% 15.7% 3.7% 100.0%
* LE= Less than or equal to; GT=Greater than.
 
Table 8
Mitigation Rates Among Offenders Scoring in
Recommended State Prison Sanction Category*
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Category Number Percent Average Mitigated
Length in Months
Mitigated Total 3,786 57.4%  
Mitigated Sanction 2,991 45.3%  
Mitigated Length 795 12.0% 23.6
Not Mitigated 2,812 42.6%  
Total 6,598 100.0%  
Total points exceeding 44.0.


 
Table 9
Mitigated Sanction Rates*
By Judicial Circuit
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Judicial Circuit Number of
Scoresheets
Exceeding
44 Total Points
Number of
Scoresheets
Mitigated
Mitigation
Rate
01 (Pensacola) 213 56 26.3%
02 (Tallahassee) 125 62 49.6%
03 (Lake City) 39 26 66.7%
04 (Jacksonville) 579 271 46.8%
05 (Tavares) 105 34 32.4%
06 (Clearwater) 384 153 39.8%
07 (Daytona) 223 63 28.3%
08 (Gainesville) 144 75 52.1%
09 (Orlando) 383 123 32.1%
10 (Bartow) 123 18 14.6%
11 (Miami) 1,143 893 78.1%
12 (Sarasota) 154 35 22.7%
13 (Tampa) 807 401 49.7%
14 (Panama City) 236 82 34.7%
15 (West Palm Beach) 522 229 43.9%
16 (Key West) 51 20 39.2%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 910 290 31.9%
18 (Sanford) 120 22 18.3%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 154 49 31.8%
20 (Ft. Myers) 183 89 48.6%
Statewide 6,598 2,991 45.3%
*Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Code.
 
Table 10
Mitigated Sanction Rates and Sentence Length Rates*
By Judicial Circuit
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Judicial Circuit Number of
Scoresheets
Exceeding
44 Total Points
Number of
Scoresheets
Mitigated
Mitigation
Rate
01 (Pensacola) 213 66 31.0%
02 (Tallahassee) 125 93 74.4%
03 (Lake City) 39 29 74.4%
04 (Jacksonville) 579 358 61.8%
05 (Tavares) 105 48 45.7%
06 (Clearwater) 384 195 50.8%
07 (Daytona) 223 91 40.8%
08 (Gainesville) 144 99 68.8%
09 (Orlando) 383 144 37.6%
10 (Bartow) 123 38 30.9%
11 (Miami) 1,143 1,076 94.1%
12 (Sarasota) 154 47 30.5%
13 (Tampa) 807 495 61.3%
14 (Panama City) 236 115 48.7%
15 (West Palm Beach) 522 297 56.9%
16 (Key West) 51 20 39.2%
17 (Ft. Lauderdale) 910 375 41.2%
18 (Sanford) 120 28 23.3%
19 (Ft. Pierce) 154 61 39.6%
20 (Ft. Myers) 183 106 57.9%
Statewide 6,598 3,781 57.3%
*Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is is mandated by the Code. Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the lowest permissible Code sentence. This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.
 
Table 11
Mitigation Rates Among Offenders Scoring in*
Recommended State Prison Sanction Category **
Criminal Punishment Code
 
Offense Type Total
Mitigated
Mitigated
Sanction
Mitigated
Length
Not
Mitigated
Total
Murder/Manslaughter          
1st Degree Murder          
Attempt 7 1 6 4 11
  63.6% 9.1% 54.5% 36.4% 100.0%
2nd Degree Murder          
Attempt 4 0 4 4 8
  50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete 3 0 3 2 5
  60.0% 0.0% 60.0% 40.0% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder          
Attempt 0 0 0 1 1
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Complete 1 0 1 0 1
  100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Homicide, Other          
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Complete 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Manslaughter          
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Complete 6 5 1 6 12
  50.0% 41.7% 8.3% 50.0% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter          
Complete 6 3 3 2 8
  75.0% 37.5% 37.5% 25.0% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Assault          
Capital Sexual Battery          
Attempt 4 1 3 5 9
  44.4% 11.1% 33.3% 55.6% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery          
Attempt 0 0 0 1 1
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 4 0 4 2 6
  66.7% 0.0% 66.7% 33.3% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery          
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Complete 2 0 2 4 6
  33.3% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery          
Attempt 10 3 7 1 11
  90.9% 27.3% 63.6% 9.1% 100.0%
Complete 15 11 4 6 21
  71.4% 52.4% 19.0% 28.6% 100.0%
Sexual Battery,Other          
Complete 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior          
Attempt 2 2 0 4 6
  33.3% 33.3% 0.0% 66.7% 100.0%
Complete 127 107 20 31 158
  80.4% 67.7% 12.7% 19.6% 100.0%
Robbery          
Robbery with Weapon          
Attempt 25 20 5 15 40
  62.5% 50.0% 12.5% 37.5% 100.0%
Complete 90 41 49 73 163
  55.2% 25.2% 30.1% 44.8% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon 206 58 29 123 210
  41.4% 27.6% 13.8% 58.6% 100.0%
Home Invasion,Robbery 16 1 4 6 11
  45.5% 9.1% 36.4% 54.5% 100.0%
Violent,Other 999 883 116 400 1,399
  71.4% 63.1% 8.3% 28.6% 100.0%
Burglary 757 565 192 519 1,276
  59.3% 44.3% 15.0% 40.7% 100.0%
Property 280 215 65 304 584
Theft/Fraud/Damage 47.9% 36.8% 11.1% 52.1% 100.0%
Drugs          
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase 515 406 109 604 1,119
  46.0% 36.3% 9.7% 54.0% 100.0%
Possession,Other 407 349 58 300 707
  57.6% 49.4% 8.2% 42.4% 100.0%
Trafficking 74 42 32 57 131
  56.5% 32.1% 24.4% 43.5% 100.0%
Weapons 115 94 21 90 205
  56.1% 45.9% 10.2% 43.9% 100.0%
Other 241 184 57 248 489
  49.3% 37.6% 11.7% 50.7% 100.0%
Total 3,786 2,991 795 2,812 6,598
  57.4% 45.3% 12.0% 42.6% 100.0%
*Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the Code. Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the 25% permissible discretion existing within the Code policy. This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.
**Total Points Exceeding 44.