Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
29,730
Low
67,807
Medium
53,883
High
21,500
Unclassified
6,826

Inmate Gender

Male
167,205
Female
12,541

Inmate Race

White
105,188
Black
67,887
Native American
4,062
Asian
2,609

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
58,123
Non-Hispanic
121,623

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
13
18 to 21
1,988
22 to 25
9,052
26 to 30
23,119
31 to 35
29,430
36 to 40
33,155
41 to 45
27,314
46 to 50
21,100
51 to 55
14,499
56 to 60
9,647
61 to 65
5,606
Over 65
4,823

Inmate Citizenship

United States
144,961
Mexico
21,672
Columbia
1,633
Cuba
1,165
Dominican Republic
1,434
Other
8,881

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,279
1 To 3 Years
19,233
3 To 5 Years
18,306
5 To 10 Years
42,441
10 To 15 Years
35,537
15 To 20 Years
18,983
20+ Years
23,032
Life
4,671
Death
62

Inmate Offense

Drug
76,126
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,967
Immigration
10,953
Robbery
6,010
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,220
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,515
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,450
Miscellaneous
1,170
Sex
16,557
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
431
Courts or Corrections
736
Criminal Enterprise
354
National Security
55

Staff Gender

Male
25,623
Female
9,846

Staff Race

White
22,260
Black
7,621
Hispanic
4,336
Asian
789
Native American
457
Other
6
Latest data is from Apr 13, 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.