Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
25,800
Low
59,899
Medium
49,865
High
19,673
Unclassified
5,578

Inmate Gender

Male
149,821
Female
10,994

Inmate Race

White
93,376
Black
61,274
Native American
3,716
Asian
2,449

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
49,874
Non-Hispanic
110,941

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
4
18 to 21
1,537
22 to 25
7,457
26 to 30
20,245
31 to 35
26,254
36 to 40
29,259
41 to 45
25,229
46 to 50
19,009
51 to 55
12,997
56 to 60
9,082
61 to 65
5,201
Over 65
4,541

Inmate Citizenship

United States
132,540
Mexico
16,522
Columbia
1,592
Cuba
984
Dominican Republic
1,259
Other
7,918

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
2,191
1 To 3 Years
14,397
3 To 5 Years
16,325
5 To 10 Years
40,247
10 To 15 Years
34,101
15 To 20 Years
18,437
20+ Years
22,185
Life
4,345
Death
63

Inmate Offense

Drug
69,967
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,872
Immigration
7,410
Robbery
5,215
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,675
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
8,626
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,933
Miscellaneous
948
Sex
16,257
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
284
Courts or Corrections
596
Criminal Enterprise
306
National Security
42

Staff Gender

Male
26,355
Female
10,529

Staff Race

White
23,018
Black
7,876
Hispanic
4,686
Asian
833
Native American
472
Other
0
Latest data is from Jun 27, 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.