Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
30,262
Low
67,768
Medium
54,125
High
21,591
Unclassified
6,671

Inmate Gender

Male
167,850
Female
12,567

Inmate Race

White
104,916
Black
68,727
Native American
4,104
Asian
2,670

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
58,041
Non-Hispanic
122,376

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
9
18 to 21
1,977
22 to 25
9,003
26 to 30
23,322
31 to 35
29,423
36 to 40
33,363
41 to 45
27,551
46 to 50
21,147
51 to 55
14,619
56 to 60
9,652
61 to 65
5,531
Over 65
4,820

Inmate Citizenship

United States
145,602
Mexico
21,821
Columbia
1,662
Cuba
1,169
Dominican Republic
1,423
Other
8,740

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,052
1 To 3 Years
19,205
3 To 5 Years
18,757
5 To 10 Years
42,611
10 To 15 Years
35,719
15 To 20 Years
19,317
20+ Years
23,369
Life
4,709
Death
61

Inmate Offense

Drug
77,649
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,438
Immigration
10,906
Robbery
6,117
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,159
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,633
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,512
Miscellaneous
1,197
Sex
16,471
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
458
Courts or Corrections
719
Criminal Enterprise
364
National Security
64

Staff Gender

Male
25,939
Female
9,982

Staff Race

White
22,543
Black
7,756
Hispanic
4,366
Asian
795
Native American
455
Other
6
Latest data is from Nov 24, 2018.

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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.