Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
32,427
Low
70,086
Medium
55,820
High
21,420
Unclassified
7,156

Inmate Gender

Male
174,162
Female
12,747

Inmate Race

White
109,502
Black
70,584
Native American
4,057
Asian
2,766

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
62,254
Non-Hispanic
124,655

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
24
18 to 21
2,242
22 to 25
10,076
26 to 30
23,910
31 to 35
31,874
36 to 40
34,801
41 to 45
28,174
46 to 50
21,041
51 to 55
14,950
56 to 60
9,700
61 to 65
5,351
Over 65
4,766

Inmate Citizenship

United States
147,300
Mexico
25,660
Columbia
1,706
Cuba
1,238
Dominican Republic
1,501
Other
9,504

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
6,157
1 To 3 Years
19,843
3 To 5 Years
20,958
5 To 10 Years
44,301
10 To 15 Years
36,682
15 To 20 Years
19,651
20+ Years
22,839
Life
4,746
Death
58

Inmate Offense

Drug
81,049
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,940
Immigration
13,824
Robbery
6,584
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,159
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,268
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,572
Miscellaneous
1,314
Sex
15,743
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
527
Courts or Corrections
795
Criminal Enterprise
391
National Security
68

Staff Gender

Male
28,405
Female
10,608

Staff Race

White
24,442
Black
8,470
Hispanic
4,732
Asian
874
Native American
492
Other
8
Latest data is from Jul 29, 2017.

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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.