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2010 United States Rate of Incarceration 

was the highest in the world per capita!

Florida Prison Population Increased 2.8% Since Last Fiscal Year


The majority of inmates in US prisons on June 30, 2009 are . . .

male 93% -  49.7 % black

The percentage of black inmates in prison is decreasing (51.0% in June 2005 to 49.7% in June 2009) due to budget cuts and the FL Department of Corrections adopted Faith Based Programs into their rehabilitation plan).


The top five categories of primary offenses for which male inmates are incarcerated:

  • 19.8%  Drugs
  • 14.7%  Burglary
  • 12.6%  Murder/Manslaughter
  • 12.4%  Aggravated Assault including Forcible Rape
  • 12.1%  Violent personal Offenses such as Carjacking


Women’s primary offenses:

  • Larceny
  • Drugs/DUI
  • Simple Assault
  • Counterfeiting
  • Prostitution


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