Arrests per incarceration is a measure of the arrests made per 100,000 citizen population divided by the average daily prison population per 100,000 citizen population. Local experiences with arrests relative to the number of individuals incarcerated in 2016 ranged from a low of 0.4 arrests per incarceration in Gilchrist County to a high of 24.4 in Volusia County. Gilchrist County accomplished this by having the smallest rate of arrests among all counties while also being one of just three counties with an average daily inmate population of more than 1,000.0 per 100,000 citizens. Conversely, the opposite was true for Volusia County, which had one of the higher arrest rates while also having one of the lower incarceration rates. It should be noted that incarcerations in this data include inmates who were initially incarcerated prior to 2016 as well those admitted in 2016.
Source: Arrest data compiled by FAC from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Florida Statistical Analysis Center at:
Incarceration data compiled by FAC from the Florida Department of Corrections’ Bureau of Research and Data Analysis at: