Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
26,407
Low
62,101
Medium
51,373
High
20,062
Unclassified
5,756

Inmate Gender

Male
154,305
Female
11,394

Inmate Race

White
96,500
Black
62,823
Native American
3,869
Asian
2,507

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
51,963
Non-Hispanic
113,736

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
5
18 to 21
1,696
22 to 25
7,892
26 to 30
21,068
31 to 35
27,209
36 to 40
30,144
41 to 45
25,806
46 to 50
19,415
51 to 55
13,330
56 to 60
9,248
61 to 65
5,302
Over 65
4,584

Inmate Citizenship

United States
135,922
Mexico
17,629
Columbia
1,593
Cuba
1,013
Dominican Republic
1,315
Other
8,227

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
3,009
1 To 3 Years
15,802
3 To 5 Years
16,995
5 To 10 Years
41,113
10 To 15 Years
34,554
15 To 20 Years
18,583
20+ Years
22,339
Life
4,385
Death
63

Inmate Offense

Drug
71,778
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,720
Immigration
8,297
Robbery
5,351
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,846
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
8,936
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,008
Miscellaneous
972
Sex
16,518
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
288
Courts or Corrections
617
Criminal Enterprise
311
National Security
44

Staff Gender

Male
26,332
Female
10,514

Staff Race

White
23,016
Black
7,862
Hispanic
4,667
Asian
832
Native American
469
Other
0
Latest data is from May 23, 2020 at 12:00 AM.

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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.