Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
29,778
Low
67,903
Medium
54,104
High
21,361
Unclassified
7,135

Inmate Gender

Male
167,553
Female
12,728

Inmate Race

White
105,813
Black
67,685
Native American
4,075
Asian
2,708

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
58,530
Non-Hispanic
121,751

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
15
18 to 21
2,057
22 to 25
9,102
26 to 30
23,264
31 to 35
29,511
36 to 40
33,149
41 to 45
27,406
46 to 50
21,129
51 to 55
14,470
56 to 60
9,730
61 to 65
5,600
Over 65
4,848

Inmate Citizenship

United States
145,259
Mexico
21,703
Columbia
1,668
Cuba
1,158
Dominican Republic
1,450
Other
9,043

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,297
1 To 3 Years
19,355
3 To 5 Years
18,227
5 To 10 Years
42,551
10 To 15 Years
35,590
15 To 20 Years
18,938
20+ Years
22,974
Life
4,638
Death
62

Inmate Offense

Drug
75,957
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
31,270
Immigration
10,961
Robbery
5,957
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,231
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,438
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,408
Miscellaneous
1,151
Sex
16,727
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
425
Courts or Corrections
704
Criminal Enterprise
348
National Security
55

Staff Gender

Male
25,709
Female
9,887

Staff Race

White
22,350
Black
7,644
Hispanic
4,349
Asian
791
Native American
456
Other
5
Latest data is from Jun 15, 2019.

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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.