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Violent Crimes and Crime Rates of Florida Presentation

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ANALYSIS OF FLORIDA 10-20 LIFE LAW BACKGROUND INFORMATION (THE 2017 FLORIDA STATUTES) • FLORIDA10-20 LAW WAS PASSED BY THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IN JANUARY 1999. • THE LAW TOOK EFFECT IN JULY 1999 AND AMENDED SECTION 775.087. • THE LAW DEVELOPED THREE BASIC MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR USE OF A GUN IN THE COMMISSION OF VIOLENT CRIMES. • THESE CRIMES WERE DELINEATED IN 775.087 AND THE MONIKER “USE A GUN, AND YOUR DONE’ WAS ADOPTED. • PRIOR TO THE 10-20 LIFE LAW, VIOLENT FELONIES WITH THE USE OF A GUN WAS PUNISHABLE BY THREE YEARS IN PRISON. • IN 1998, 31,643 GUNS WERE USED IN VIOLENT FELONIES IN FLORIDA. • GOVERNOR JEB BUSH SIGNED INTO LAW THE 10-20 BILL THAT PROVIDED FOR MANDATORY SENTENCES FOR USE OF A WEAPON IN THE COMMISSION OF CERTAIN VIOLENT FELONIES. • PRODUCING A WEAPON WHILE COMMITTING A VIOLENT FELONY MANDATED A 10 YEAR MINIMUM SENTENCE. • FIRING A WEAPON WHILE COMMITTING A VIOLENT FELONY MANDATED A 20 YEAR MINIMUM SENTENCE. • SHOOTING SOMEONE WHILE COMMITTING A VIOLENT FELONY MANDATED A 25 YEAR MINIMUM SENTENCE. • IN ADDITION, THE LAW ALLOWED UP TO LIFE IN PRISON AS A MAXIMUM PENALTY. • FELONY MURDER OR FIRST DEGREE MURDER ALLOWED A MAXIMUM DEATH PENALTY. • ADDITIONAL MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES WERE ESTABLISHED FOR OTHER GUN CRIMES. TABLE 1: VIOLENT CRIMES AND CRIME RATES: 1988 – 2010 (SULLIVAN 2013) Table 1: Violent Crimes and Crime Rates: 1988 – 2010 Year Florida Population U.S. Population Florida Violent Crimes Total Florida ...
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