Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
28,517
Low
65,581
Medium
53,840
High
20,812
Unclassified
7,400

Inmate Gender

Male
163,742
Female
12,408

Inmate Race

White
103,405
Black
65,960
Native American
4,121
Asian
2,664

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
56,875
Non-Hispanic
119,275

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
8
18 to 21
1,999
22 to 25
8,864
26 to 30
22,673
31 to 35
28,952
36 to 40
32,074
41 to 45
27,037
46 to 50
20,549
51 to 55
14,076
56 to 60
9,576
61 to 65
5,527
Over 65
4,815

Inmate Citizenship

United States
142,500
Mexico
20,363
Columbia
1,628
Cuba
1,104
Dominican Republic
1,434
Other
9,121

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
4,837
1 To 3 Years
18,436
3 To 5 Years
17,732
5 To 10 Years
41,904
10 To 15 Years
34,894
15 To 20 Years
18,719
20+ Years
22,614
Life
4,537
Death
61

Inmate Offense

Drug
73,997
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
31,319
Immigration
10,113
Robbery
5,647
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,147
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
9,944
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,273
Miscellaneous
1,082
Sex
16,704
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
361
Courts or Corrections
715
Criminal Enterprise
325
National Security
50

Staff Gender

Male
26,233
Female
10,286

Staff Race

White
22,834
Black
7,848
Hispanic
4,545
Asian
814
Native American
473
Other
5
Latest data is from Nov 30, 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.