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1 Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission Research and Planning Unit Annual Planning Meeting February 23, 2015 CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRENDS Data assembled and maintained by the Research and Planning Unit Staff: Jacquelyn Esposito, Criminal Justice Analyst Katherine Hatos, Senior Criminal Justice Analyst Candee Villapando, Criminal Justice Analyst 1

2 True Crime? Crime is distilled or broken down as it moves through the official criminal justice system [left to right] from the actual crime to the final prison sentence. 2

3 Index Offense Rate in Palm Beach County, Violent Crime Rate Non-Violent Crime Rate Total Index Crime Rate 10, , ,000.0 Rate per 100,000 Population 7, , , , , , , For Part I crimes only, categorized as violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault) and non-violent/property crimes (burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft). Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida, Florida Uniform Crime Report, [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL : FDLE Florida Statistical Analysis Center. 3

4 2500 Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 Comparison, Average , ,084.0 Rate per 100, , , , , , , United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (December 2014). Crime in the United States, Retrieved (January 29, 2015), from Average of 4 years of data was used to determine rate per 100,000. Data for Baton Rouge was partial. The Baton Rouge Police Department only reported the first six months of the year and thus was not included in the FBI reports for

5 Comparison of Domestic Violence Offense Rates in Palm Beach County and Florida, Rate per 100, Florida Palm Beach County Rate per 100,000 Population for Domestic Violence Offenses (murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, forcible manslaughter, forcible fondling, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, simple assault, threat/intimidation, stalking) Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida, Florida Uniform Crime Report, [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL : FDLE. Florida Statistical Analysis Center. 5

6 8,000 Palm Beach County Juvenile Arrest (Part I & II) Trends, ,696 7,500 7,000 6,886 7,004 6,848 7,191 7,344 7,514 7,066 6,963 7,271 7,092 6,500 6,380 6,215 6,000 5,786 5,500 5,000 4,500 4,811 4, NOTE: Recalculated with Revised PBSO Misc. data. and 2006 FHP data that was double reported Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida, Florida Uniform Crime Report, [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL : FDLE. Florida Statistical Analysis Center. 6

7 Part I Offenses Cleared By Arrest or Exceptional Means in Palm Beach County and Florida, % Palm Beach County Florida 25.2% 24.7% 24.2% 24.8% 26.0% 24.0% 22.0% 22.1% 22.4% 22.3% 22.4% 22.5% 23.0% 23.0% 22.6% 22.0% 22.7% 24.0% 20.0% 20.7% 21.1% 21.1% 20.2% 21.0% 21.7% 18.0% 16.0% 14.0% 15.3% 15.9% 15.1% 16.7% 17.5% 17.7% 17.7% 16.9% 18.7% 19.1% Notes: Part I Offenses include Murder, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny and Motor Vehicle Theft. Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida, Florida Uniform Crime Report, [Computer program]. Tall 7

8 4000 Palm Beach County Youth Referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice, Total White Black Hispanic Other Data Source: Delinquency Profile, Department of Juvenile Justice 8

9 Number of Youth Direct Filed, Palm Beach County Compared with other Counties, Palm Beach Broward Pinellas Miami-Dade Duval Hillsborough Orange 50 0 Data Source: Delinquency Profile, Department of Juvenile Justice 9

10 Total Criminal Court Filings and Dispositions, Palm Beach County, ,000 Total Filings Total Dispositions 110, ,000 Number of Defendants 90,000 80,000 70,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 Source: Trial Court Statistics, Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator. Tallahassee, FL. 10

11 Average Daily Population, Palm Beach County Jails, ADP Projection A Projection B 3,500 3,447 Number of Inmates 3,250 3,000 2,750 2,500 2,250 2,550 2,360 2,777 2,486 2,785 3,007 2,766 2,844 3,104 2,290 2,000 2,094 2,235 Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach County Correctional Facilities Monthly Population Report, (ADP). Projection A PBC Jail Population Forecast: 2003 to William D. Bales, Ph.D., March 25, Projection B - PBC Jail Expansion Program 2: Track Report Final Report. Pulitzer/Bogard & Associates, LLC and Spillis Candela DMJM, December 16,

12 Incarceration Rate, Palm Beach County and Comparable Counties, Rate per 1,000 population Palm Beach Miami Dade Hillsborough Broward Florida Orange Pinellas Duval Data Sources: Florida County Detention Facilities Average Inmate Population Annual Reports, , Florida Department of Corrections, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis; and Palm Beach County Correctional Facilities Monthly Population Report, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. 12

13 1,600 1,500 1,400 Admissions & Releases for Palm Beach County, Florida Department of Corrections FY96-97 to FY13-14 Admissions Releases 1,424 1,484 Number of Inmates 1,300 1,200 1,100 1, ,215 1, ,146 1,059 1, ,096 1,167 1,022 1,068 1,241 1,273 1,249 1,248 1,135 Source: Agency Statistics. Florida Department of Corrections, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis. Tallahassee, FL. 13

14 Misdemeanor Probation Population, Palm Beach County, ,000 3,843 3,800 3,600 3,594 3,461 Number of Offenders 3,400 3,200 3,000 2,800 2,600 3,051 2,916 2,850 2,971 2,823 2,929 2,814 2,833 2,627 2,400 2,549 2,200 2,000 Data Source: Pride Integrated Services, Inc., Quarterly Reports, January 2002 to August 2012; Professional Probation Services, Inc, September 2012 to December (Number of active cases) 14

15 2.75 Rate of Law Enforcement Officers in Palm Beach County, Rate per 1,000 population *Total count based on full-time officers as of 6/30 of the specified year (includes Sworn,Concurrent, Schools and Ports, State Attorney -15th Circuit law enforcement officers). Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Agency Profile Report, , Tallahassee, FL

16 For questions or comments about this report, please contact us below. Criminal Justice Commission 301 North Olive Avenue, Suite 1001 West Palm Beach, FL Phone: Fax: or visit: 16

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