Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
24,427
Low
56,075
Medium
48,492
High
19,217
Unclassified
5,242

Inmate Gender

Male
143,157
Female
10,296

Inmate Race

White
88,341
Black
59,136
Native American
3,649
Asian
2,327

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
46,381
Non-Hispanic
107,072

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
3
18 to 21
1,209
22 to 25
6,988
26 to 30
19,036
31 to 35
25,121
36 to 40
27,900
41 to 45
24,431
46 to 50
18,436
51 to 55
12,391
56 to 60
8,627
61 to 65
4,977
Over 65
4,334

Inmate Citizenship

United States
127,797
Mexico
14,564
Columbia
1,576
Cuba
877
Dominican Republic
1,272
Other
7,367

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
1,645
1 To 3 Years
11,863
3 To 5 Years
15,109
5 To 10 Years
38,938
10 To 15 Years
33,304
15 To 20 Years
18,112
20+ Years
21,763
Life
4,154
Death
55

Inmate Offense

Drug
66,890
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,291
Immigration
5,881
Robbery
4,915
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,367
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
7,677
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,744
Miscellaneous
908
Sex
15,901
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
265
Courts or Corrections
513
Criminal Enterprise
297
National Security
44

Staff Gender

Male
26,735
Female
10,869

Staff Race

White
23,429
Black
7,985
Hispanic
4,840
Asian
881
Native American
469
Other
0
Latest data is from Nov 28, 2020.

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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.