Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
30,650
Low
67,940
Medium
54,323
High
21,654
Unclassified
6,735

Inmate Gender

Male
168,610
Female
12,692

Inmate Race

White
105,497
Black
69,020
Native American
4,073
Asian
2,712

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
58,438
Non-Hispanic
122,864

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
11
18 to 21
1,999
22 to 25
9,204
26 to 30
23,306
31 to 35
29,768
36 to 40
33,590
41 to 45
27,663
46 to 50
21,204
51 to 55
14,632
56 to 60
9,586
61 to 65
5,555
Over 65
4,784

Inmate Citizenship

United States
146,118
Mexico
22,097
Columbia
1,649
Cuba
1,168
Dominican Republic
1,423
Other
8,847

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,187
1 To 3 Years
19,268
3 To 5 Years
19,037
5 To 10 Years
42,813
10 To 15 Years
35,802
15 To 20 Years
19,338
20+ Years
23,336
Life
4,698
Death
61

Inmate Offense

Drug
78,194
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,345
Immigration
11,038
Robbery
6,182
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,160
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,792
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,523
Miscellaneous
1,219
Sex
16,371
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
454
Courts or Corrections
749
Criminal Enterprise
362
National Security
66

Staff Gender

Male
26,122
Female
10,022

Staff Race

White
22,715
Black
7,788
Hispanic
4,373
Asian
801
Native American
461
Other
7
Latest data is from Sep 29, 2018.

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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.