Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
23,831
Low
55,394
Medium
49,000
High
19,003
Unclassified
5,658

Inmate Gender

Male
142,450
Female
10,436

Inmate Race

White
88,312
Black
58,643
Native American
3,648
Asian
2,283

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
46,191
Non-Hispanic
106,695

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
5
18 to 21
1,276
22 to 25
6,912
26 to 30
18,729
31 to 35
25,420
36 to 40
27,659
41 to 45
24,488
46 to 50
18,292
51 to 55
12,321
56 to 60
8,487
61 to 65
5,078
Over 65
4,219

Inmate Citizenship

United States
127,773
Mexico
14,209
Columbia
1,573
Cuba
817
Dominican Republic
1,289
Other
7,225

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
2,212
1 To 3 Years
11,686
3 To 5 Years
14,425
5 To 10 Years
38,634
10 To 15 Years
33,028
15 To 20 Years
18,137
20+ Years
21,574
Life
3,980
Death
48

Inmate Offense

Drug
66,354
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,407
Immigration
5,960
Robbery
4,653
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,230
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
7,176
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,563
Miscellaneous
863
Sex
16,062
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
246
Courts or Corrections
514
Criminal Enterprise
288
National Security
39

Staff Gender

Male
26,891
Female
11,013

Staff Race

White
23,486
Black
8,083
Hispanic
4,972
Asian
889
Native American
474
Other
0
Latest data is from Jun 12, 2021.

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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.