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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 4.8% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 92,844 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2007. 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 20.1% over the last 5 years from 77,316 in June 2003 to 92,844 in June 2007. There was a 4.8% increase since last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2007 are male (86,294 or 92.9%) and black (46,613 or 50.2%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (52.5% in June 2003 to 50.2% in June 2007).

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (20.7%), burglary (14.1%), murder/manslaughter (12.8%), violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.3%), and robbery (11.9%).

  • On June 30, 2007, 493 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 453 in 2003.

Inmate Population on June 30, 2003 - 2007

Rose from 77,316 in 2003 to 92,844 in 2007

Inmates Incarcerated on June 30
(per 100,000 Florida Population)

Rose from 453 in 2003 to 493 in 2007

This section of the 2006-07 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the 14 page section (761K PDF file) for printing or viewing.
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