Criminal Justice Data Transparency

The Florida Legislature created s. 900.05 and s. 943.6871, Florida Statutes, establishing a framework for an expanded criminal justice data collection and sharing that became known as a Criminal Justice Data Transparency (CJDT) initiative. The new legislation requires contributors to provide defined criminal justice data and statistics to FDLE, and directs FDLE to maintain this data and to provide access to it in a modern, open, electronic format, readily accessible through FDLE’s public website. The CJDT contributors are the clerks of court, state attorneys, public defenders, county detention facilities, the Florida Department of Corrections, Justice Administrative Commission (JAC), and criminal regional conflict counsel.

The goal of CJDT initiative is to increase public visibility of criminal justice processes throughout the state. Free and easy access to this data educates the public about how criminal justice processes are handled in each county and what resources are devoted to each of these processes. CJDT also provides policymakers with the data they need to make informed policy decisions and to evaluate how effectively their policy decisions are being implemented.

The CJDT website shows how criminal offenses are disposed in Florida. Create interactive reports to filter the data by county, date, demographic elements, and charge levels.

About the Data

This inaugural Criminal Justice Data Transparency (CJDT) presentation represents data extracted from Florida’s Computerized Criminal History (CCH) file. This CCH snapshot was extracted on March 2, 2020, and is comprised of the records with the date of arrest between January 1, 2010 and December 1, 2019. The dataset contains information related to arrests associated with physical bookings, prosecution actions, and court dispositions covering the 67 counties of Florida. Additional CCH reports, or visualizations, will be added. Only adult records and records of juveniles treated as adults are included. Future CJDT reports are expected to add more data as agency participation expands in accordance with s. 900.05(3)(a)-(g), Florida Statutes.  

FDLE does not warrant that the records provided here are comprehensive or complete; only that they contain information received from the reporting entities. Errors and/or omissions brought to the attention of FDLE will be investigated and corrected as necessary.

The CJDT data presented contains no personal identifying information. The records are linked by a unique identifier created for each criminal case to ensure every subject of the case is the same for all information related to that person at any time. The data is searchable by multiple elements. 

If you need further assistance please contact the FDLE CJDT team here.

How to use the dashboard