Crime in Florida
In 2008, Florida had 387 state and local law enforcement agencies. Those agencies employed a total of 81,312 staff. Of the total staff, 46,105 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).
Capital punishment laws
Capital punishment is applied in Florida. In 1995, the legislature modified Chapter 921 to provide that felons should serve at least 85% of their sentence.
- "Florida Crime Rates 1960 - 2008". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
- Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty
- Knapp, Andrew (16 October 2010). "Crime rate decreases 5.5%". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 1B.
- "The 2010 Florida Statutes". State of Florida. 2010-10-16.
- Fox, Kathleen A.; Lane, Jodi (2010). "Perceptions of gangs among prosecutors in an emerging gang city". Journal of Criminal Justice. 38 (4): 595. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.04.031.