Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
30,063
Low
67,772
Medium
53,726
High
21,540
Unclassified
6,810

Inmate Gender

Male
167,357
Female
12,554

Inmate Race

White
104,768
Black
68,444
Native American
4,030
Asian
2,669

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
58,018
Non-Hispanic
121,893

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
8
18 to 21
1,961
22 to 25
9,063
26 to 30
23,049
31 to 35
29,260
36 to 40
33,262
41 to 45
27,484
46 to 50
21,142
51 to 55
14,582
56 to 60
9,696
61 to 65
5,577
Over 65
4,827

Inmate Citizenship

United States
145,133
Mexico
21,691
Columbia
1,648
Cuba
1,192
Dominican Republic
1,443
Other
8,804

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
4,877
1 To 3 Years
19,109
3 To 5 Years
18,536
5 To 10 Years
42,511
10 To 15 Years
35,678
15 To 20 Years
19,295
20+ Years
23,405
Life
4,709
Death
62

Inmate Offense

Drug
77,206
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,502
Immigration
10,788
Robbery
6,079
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,169
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,622
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,455
Miscellaneous
1,182
Sex
16,487
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
428
Courts or Corrections
709
Criminal Enterprise
358
National Security
54

Staff Gender

Male
25,645
Female
9,895

Staff Race

White
22,300
Black
7,644
Hispanic
4,342
Asian
790
Native American
457
Other
6
Latest data is from Jan 26, 2019.

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This was built by because it would have been nice to know historical population statistics before asking the judge for a certain location at sentencing.