Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
28,307
Low
65,404
Medium
53,907
High
20,540
Unclassified
6,785

Inmate Gender

Male
162,586
Female
12,357

Inmate Race

White
102,520
Black
65,666
Native American
4,104
Asian
2,653

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
55,815
Non-Hispanic
119,128

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
7
18 to 21
1,989
22 to 25
8,629
26 to 30
22,479
31 to 35
28,736
36 to 40
31,844
41 to 45
26,887
46 to 50
20,363
51 to 55
13,988
56 to 60
9,612
61 to 65
5,563
Over 65
4,846

Inmate Citizenship

United States
142,305
Mexico
19,570
Columbia
1,636
Cuba
1,071
Dominican Republic
1,400
Other
8,961

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
4,352
1 To 3 Years
18,039
3 To 5 Years
17,694
5 To 10 Years
41,859
10 To 15 Years
34,894
15 To 20 Years
18,737
20+ Years
22,576
Life
4,451
Death
63

Inmate Offense

Drug
73,750
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
31,505
Immigration
9,553
Robbery
5,559
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,084
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
9,706
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,183
Miscellaneous
1,021
Sex
16,780
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
343
Courts or Corrections
677
Criminal Enterprise
321
National Security
49

Staff Gender

Male
26,123
Female
10,363

Staff Race

White
22,825
Black
7,791
Hispanic
4,568
Asian
832
Native American
470
Other
0
Latest data is from Mar 21, 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.