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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Florida Prison Population
Increases 2.8% Since Last Fiscal Year

Inmate population refers to the 100,894 inmates who were present in the Florida prison system on June 30, 2009. 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 18.8% over the last 5 years from 84,901 in June 2005 to 100,894 in June 2009. There was a 2.8% increase since last fiscal year.

  • The majority of inmates in prison on June 30, 2009 are male (93,857 or 93.0%) and black (50,106 or 49.7%). However, the percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (51.0% in June 2005 to 49.7% in June 2009).

  • The top five categories of primary offenses for which inmates are incarcerated are: drugs (19.8%), burglary (14.7%), murder/manslaughter (12.6%), robbery (12.4%), and violent personal offenses such as carjacking and aggravated assault (12.1%).

  • On June 30, 2009, 536 of every 100,000 Floridians were incarcerated compared to 471 in 2005.

Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Years

Rose from 84,901 in 2005 to 100,894 in 2009


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

Rose from 471 in 2005 to 536 in 2009