Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
25,065
Low
56,915
Medium
48,805
High
19,252
Unclassified
5,233

Inmate Gender

Male
144,735
Female
10,535

Inmate Race

White
89,602
Black
59,669
Native American
3,654
Asian
2,345

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
47,172
Non-Hispanic
108,098

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
3
18 to 21
1,269
22 to 25
7,074
26 to 30
19,284
31 to 35
25,389
36 to 40
28,287
41 to 45
24,574
46 to 50
18,567
51 to 55
12,543
56 to 60
8,801
61 to 65
5,091
Over 65
4,388

Inmate Citizenship

United States
128,956
Mexico
15,097
Columbia
1,574
Cuba
900
Dominican Republic
1,248
Other
7,495

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
1,580
1 To 3 Years
12,577
3 To 5 Years
15,513
5 To 10 Years
39,247
10 To 15 Years
33,614
15 To 20 Years
18,234
20+ Years
21,870
Life
4,231
Death
58

Inmate Offense

Drug
67,764
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,318
Immigration
6,198
Robbery
5,043
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,450
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
8,067
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,819
Miscellaneous
921
Sex
15,985
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
271
Courts or Corrections
547
Criminal Enterprise
298
National Security
44

Staff Gender

Male
26,566
Female
10,718

Staff Race

White
23,250
Black
7,935
Hispanic
4,772
Asian
859
Native American
469
Other
0
Latest data is from Sep 19, 2020.

Show Historical Charts

Inmate Security Level

Inmate Gender

Inmate Race

Inmate Ethnicity

Inmate Age

Inmate Citizenship

Inmate Sentence

Inmate Offense

Staff Gender

Staff Race

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.