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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Population

Florida Prison Population
Jumps 6.0% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 81,974 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2004. The following tables and charts will detail the characteristics of these inmates. Other fiscal years are also featured to illustrate trends.

  • The number of inmates in prison rose 46.2% over the last 10 years, from 56,052 in June 1994 to 81,974 in June 2004. There was only a 19.5% rise in inmate population since 1999, but a hefty 6.0% jump from last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2004 are male (76,675 or 93.5%) and black (42,572 or 51.9%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (58.0% in June 1994 to 51.9% in June 2004.)

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (19.5%), burglary (15.1%), murder/manslaughter (13.8%), robbery (12.8%) and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.2%).

  • On June 30, 2004, 468 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 443 in 2000.

Inmate Population on
June 30, 1994-2004
Rose from 56,052 in 1994 to 81,974 in 2004

Inmates Incarcerated on June 30
(per 100,000 Florida Population) Rose from 443 in 2000 to 468 in 2004

This section of the 2003-04 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the fifteen-page section (422K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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