Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
25,315
Low
58,310
Medium
48,924
High
19,375
Unclassified
5,350

Inmate Gender

Male
146,509
Female
10,765

Inmate Race

White
91,033
Black
60,218
Native American
3,651
Asian
2,372

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
48,276
Non-Hispanic
108,998

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
4
18 to 21
1,387
22 to 25
7,209
26 to 30
19,635
31 to 35
25,662
36 to 40
28,654
41 to 45
24,732
46 to 50
18,696
51 to 55
12,783
56 to 60
8,911
61 to 65
5,136
Over 65
4,465

Inmate Citizenship

United States
130,205
Mexico
15,666
Columbia
1,569
Cuba
947
Dominican Republic
1,253
Other
7,634

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
1,724
1 To 3 Years
13,277
3 To 5 Years
15,890
5 To 10 Years
39,612
10 To 15 Years
33,822
15 To 20 Years
18,306
20+ Years
22,020
Life
4,278
Death
60

Inmate Offense

Drug
68,685
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,347
Immigration
6,700
Robbery
5,130
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,541
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
8,342
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,844
Miscellaneous
937
Sex
16,106
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
273
Courts or Corrections
567
Criminal Enterprise
304
National Security
43

Staff Gender

Male
26,493
Female
10,634

Staff Race

White
23,156
Black
7,914
Hispanic
4,739
Asian
844
Native American
474
Other
0
Latest data is from Aug 1, 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.