Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
33,082
Low
70,809
Medium
56,075
High
21,441
Unclassified
7,089

Inmate Gender

Male
175,803
Female
12,693

Inmate Race

White
110,547
Black
71,200
Native American
3,989
Asian
2,760

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
63,170
Non-Hispanic
125,326

Inmate Age

Average Age
40
Under 18
22
18 to 21
2,192
22 to 25
10,231
26 to 30
24,234
31 to 35
32,354
36 to 40
34,975
41 to 45
28,466
46 to 50
21,178
51 to 55
15,087
56 to 60
9,703
61 to 65
5,370
Over 65
4,684

Inmate Citizenship

United States
147,587
Mexico
26,737
Columbia
1,676
Cuba
1,248
Dominican Republic
1,563
Other
9,685

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,294
1 To 3 Years
20,707
3 To 5 Years
21,540
5 To 10 Years
44,674
10 To 15 Years
36,922
15 To 20 Years
19,806
20+ Years
22,804
Life
4,784
Death
56

Inmate Offense

Drug
81,847
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,782
Immigration
14,798
Robbery
6,639
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,019
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,490
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,560
Miscellaneous
1,367
Sex
15,356
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
554
Courts or Corrections
770
Criminal Enterprise
405
National Security
68

Staff Gender

Male
28,903
Female
10,766

Staff Race

White
25,039
Black
8,537
Hispanic
4,693
Asian
881
Native American
512
Other
8
Latest data is from Mar 25, 2017.

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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.