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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Part III Comparative Description

Table 11 Mitigation Rates* Among Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category

Category 1994 Sentencing Guidelines* Criminal Punishment Code**
Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months Number / Percent Average Mitigated Length in Months
Mitigated Total 5,885   11,575  
  55.0%   55.5%  
Mitigated Sanction 4,221   8,867  
  39.4%   42.5%  
Mitigated Length 1,664 16.4 2,708 24.6
  15.5%   13.0%  
Not Mitigated 4,816   9,299  
  45.0%   44.5%  
Total 10,701   20,874  
100.0%   100.0%  
* Mitigation of sanction occures when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the applicable scoresheet law. Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the lowest permissible applicable scoresheet law. This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.

Figure 2 Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category

Chart showing 1994 Sentencing Guidelines:  45.0% Not Mitigated, 39.4% Mitigated Sanction, 15.5% Mitigated Length. Criminal Punishment Code - Not Mitigated 44.5%, Mitigated Length 13.0%, Mitigated Sanction 42.5%.
n = 10,701     n = 20,874
 
*Total points exceeding 52.0
**Total points exceeding 44.0

Figure 3 Deviation Rates Below Permitted Sentences Among All Offenders Sentenced

1994 Sentencing Guidelines - Not Mitigated 89%, Mitigated Sanction 8%, Mitigated Length 3%. Criminal Punishment Code - Not Mitigated 87%, M itigated Sanction 10%, Mitigated Length 3%.
n = 56,067     n = 90,386
 

Table 12 Mitigated Sanction Rates* By Judicial Circuit

Judicial Circuit 1994 Sentencing Guidelines Criminal Punishment Code
Scoresheets Exceeding 52.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 562 277 49.3% 736 212 28.8%
02- Tallahassee 258 105 40.7% 396 188 47.5%
03- Lake City 136 49 36.0% 151 87 57.6%
04- Jacksonville 541 174 32.2% 1,204 488 40.5%
05- Tavares 415 142 34.2% 603 155 25.7%
06- Clearwater 929 300 32.3% 1,927 727 37.7%
07- Daytona 262 82 31.3% 777 202 26.0%
08- Gainesville 182 59 32.4% 538 265 49.3%
09- Orlando 767 341 44.5% 1,222 351 28.7%
10- Bartow 399 105 26.3% 696 166 23.9%
11- Miami 1,670 789 47.2% 3,622 2,556 70.6%
12- Sarasota 382 153 40.1% 559 125 22.4%
13- Tampa 1,201 553 46.0% 2,162 1,037 48.0%
14- Panama City 235 69 29.4% 649 221 34.1%
15- West Palm Beach 558 271 48.6% 1,213 464 38.3%
16- Key West 79 22 27.8% 145 46 31.7%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,070 328 30.7% 2,541 960 37.8%
18- Sandford 356 142 39.9% 330 83 25.2%
19- Ft. Pierce 344 134 39.0% 555 168 30.3%
20- Ft. Myers 355 126 35.5% 848 366 43.2%
Statewide 10,701 4,221 39.4% 20,874 8,867 42.5%
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the applicable scoresheet law.

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

Judicial Circuit 1994 Sentencing Guidelines Criminal Punishment Code
Scoresheets Exceeding 52.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate Scoresheets Exceeding 44.0 Total Points Scoresheets Mitigated Mitigation Rate
01- Pensacola 562 338 60.1% 736 265 36.0%
02- Tallahassee 258 157 60.9% 396 292 73.7%
03- Lake City 136 68 50.0% 151 113 74.8%
04- Jacksonville 541 248 45.8% 1,204 688 57.1%
05- Tavares 415 205 49.4% 603 204 33.8%
06- Clearwater 929 462 49.7% 1,927 937 48.6%
07- Daytona 262 106 40.5% 777 342 44.0%
08- Gainesville 182 74 40.7% 538 355 66.0%
09- Orlando 767 428 55.8% 1,222 430 35.2%
10- Bartow 399 176 44.1% 696 240 34.5%
11- Miami 1,670 1,176 70.4% 3,622 3,242 89.5%
12- Sarasota 382 201 52.6% 559 168 30.1%
13- Tampa 1,201 693 57.7% 2,162 1,308 60.5%
14- Panama City 235 100 42.6% 649 279 43.0%
15- West Palm Beach 558 401 71.9% 1,213 608 50.1%
16- Key West 79 24 30.4% 145 62 42.8%
17- Ft. Lauderdale 1,070 510 47.7% 2,541 1,216 47.9%
18- Sandford 356 176 49.4% 330 112 33.9%
19- Ft. Pierce 344 172 50.0% 555 228 41.1%
20- Ft. Myers 355 170 47.9% 848 486 57.3%
Statewide 10,701 5,885 55.0% 20,874 11,575 55.5%
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the applicable scoresheet law. 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 14 Mitigation Rates* Among Offenders Scoring in Recommended State Prison Sanction Category**

Offense Type 1994 Sentencing Guidelines Criminal Punishment Code
Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total Total Mitigated Mitigated Sanction Mitigated Length Not Mitigated Total
Murder/Manslaughter                    
First Degree Murder                    
Attempt 55 18 37 59 114 16 4 12 44 60
  48.2% 15.8% 32.5% 51.8% 100.0% 26.7% 6.7% 20.0% 73.3% 100.0%
Complete 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2nd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 40 17 23 48 88 16 4 12 24 40
  45.5% 19.3% 26.1% 54.5% 100.0% 40.0% 10.0% 30.0% 60.0% 100.0%
Complete 25 1 24 92 117 0 3 11 45 59
  21.4% 0.9% 20.5% 78.6% 100.0% 23.7% 5.1% 18.6% 76.3% 100.0%
3rd Degree Murder                    
Attempt 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
  66.7% 66.7% 0.0% 33.3% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Complete 1 0 1 12 13 3 1 2 4 7
  7.7% 0.0% 7.7% 92.3% 100.0% 42.9% 14.3% 28.6% 57.1% 100.0%
Homicide, Other                    
Complete 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 1 2 3
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7% 100.0%
Manslaughter                    
Attempt 4 4 0 3 7 0 0 0 5 5
  57.1% 57.1% 0.0% 42.9% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Complete 65 41 24 55 120 29 14 15 35 64
  54.2% 34.2% 20.0% 45.8% 100.0% 45.3% 21.9% 23.4% 54.7% 100.0%
DUI Manslaughter                    
Complete 32 15 17 33 65 25 10 15 19 44
  49.2% 23.1% 26.2% 50.8% 100.0% 56.8% 22.7% 34.1% 43.2% 100.0%
Sexual/Lewd Behavior                    
Capital Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 43 24 19 52 95 25 6 19 31 56
  45.3% 25.3% 20.0% 54.7% 100.0% 44.6% 10.7% 33.9% 55.4% 100.0%
Life Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 8 7 1 3 11 3 2 1 1 4
  72.7% 63.6% 9.1% 27.3% 100.0% 75.0% 50.0% 25.0% 25.0% 100.0%
Complete 26 13 13 32 58 12 4 8 12 24
  44.8% 22.4% 22.4% 55.2% 100.0% 50.0% 16.7% 33.3% 50.0% 100.0%
1st Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 3 3 0 3 6 2 1 1 2 4
  50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 100.0% 50.0% 25.0% 25.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Complete 57 32 25 38 95 20 11 9 30 50
  60.0% 33.7% 26.3% 40.0% 100.0% 40.0% 22.0% 18.0% 60.0% 100.0%
2nd Degree Sexual Battery                    
Attempt 18 17 1 9 27 18 14 4 8 26
  66.7% 63.0% 3.7% 33.3% 100.0% 69.2% 53.8% 15.4% 30.8% 100.0%
Complete 71 51 20 45 116 87 58 29 30 117
  61.2% 44.0% 17.2% 38.8% 100.0% 74.4% 49.6% 24.8% 25.6% 100.0%
Sexual Assault, Other                    
Complete 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior                    
Attempt 5 5 0 7 12 10 9 1 11 21
  41.7% 41.7% 0.0% 58.3% 100.0% 47.6% 42.9% 4.8% 52.4% 100.0%
Complete 394 333 61 188 582 655 530 125 187 842
  67.7% 57.2% 10.5% 32.3% 100.0% 77.8% 62.9% 14.8% 22.2% 100.0%
Robbery                    
Robbery with Weapon                    
Attempt 26 14 12 29 55 43 23 20 53 96
  47.3% 25.5% 21.8% 52.7% 100.0% 44.8% 24.0% 20.8% 55.2% 100.0%
Complete 421 185 236 463 884 294 125 169 400 694
  47.6% 20.9% 26.7% 52.4% 100.0% 42.4% 18.0% 24.4% 57.6% 100.0%
Robbery without Weapon                    
Attempt 8 6 2 7 15 10 7 3 28 38
  53.3% 40.0% 13.3% 46.7% 100.0% 26.3% 18.4% 7.9% 73.7% 100.0%
Complete 119 89 30 202 321 186 127 59 326 512
  37.1% 27.7% 9.3% 62.9% 100.0% 36.3% 24.8% 11.5% 63.7% 100.0%
Home Invasion, Robbery                    
Attempt 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Complete 11 8 3 8 19 6 3 3 24 30
  57.9% 42.1% 15.8% 42.1% 100.0% 20.0% 10.0% 10.0% 80.0% 100.0%
Violent Personal Offenses                    
  1,814 1,465 349 970 2,784 3,303 2,776 527 1,455 4,758
  65.2% 52.6% 12.5% 34.8% 100.0% 69.4% 58.3% 11.1% 30.6% 100.0%
Burglary                    
  1,319 968 351 1,057 2,376 2,212 1,597 615 1,580 3,792
  55.5% 40.7% 14.8% 44.5% 100.0% 58.3% 42.1% 16.2% 41.7% 100.0%
Property Theft/Fraud/Damage                    
  262 197 65 255 517 858 661 197 1,008 1,866
  50.7% 38.1% 12.6% 49.3% 100.0% 46.0% 35.4% 10.6% 54.0% 100.0%
Drugs                    
Manufacture/Sale/Purchase                    
  384 257 127 481 865 1,383 1,046 337 1,835 3,218
  44.4% 29.7% 14.7% 55.6% 100.0% 43.0% 32.5% 10.5% 57.0% 100.0%
Drugs, Trafficking                    
  242 131 111 266 508 298 182 116 308 606
  47.6% 25.8% 21.9% 52.4% 100.0% 49.2% 30.0% 19.1% 50.8% 100.0%
Drugs, Possession/Other                    
  91 68 23 63 154 1,100 930 170 745 1,845
  59.1% 44.2% 14.9% 40.9% 100.0% 59.6% 50.4% 9.2% 40.4% 100.0%
Weapons                    
Complete 181 140 41 167 348 277 221 56 329 606
  52.0% 40.2% 11.8% 48.0% 100.0% 45.7% 36.5% 9.2% 54.3% 100.0%
Other                    
Complete 158 110 48 162 320 666 495 171 718 1,384
  49.4% 34.4% 15.0% 50.6% 100.0% 48.1% 35.8% 12.4% 51.9% 100.0%
Total 5,885 4,221 1,664 4,816 10,701 11,575 8,867 2,708 9,299 20,874
* Mitigation of sanction occurs when an offender does not receive a prison sanction although a prison sanction is mandated by the applicable scoresheet law. Mitigated length occurs when an offender receives a prison sentence below the 25% permissible discretion existing within the applicable scoresheet law. This total rate includes both mitigated sanction and mitigated length sentences.
** Criminal Punishment Code: Total Points Exceeding 44.0. 1994 Sentencing Guidelines: Total Points Exceeding 52.0.