Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
31,476
Low
68,614
Medium
54,717
High
21,509
Unclassified
7,099

Inmate Gender

Male
170,700
Female
12,715

Inmate Race

White
107,138
Black
69,459
Native American
4,081
Asian
2,737

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
60,244
Non-Hispanic
123,171

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
18
18 to 21
2,155
22 to 25
9,545
26 to 30
23,502
31 to 35
30,553
36 to 40
34,144
41 to 45
27,714
46 to 50
21,061
51 to 55
14,838
56 to 60
9,657
61 to 65
5,440
Over 65
4,788

Inmate Citizenship

United States
146,479
Mexico
23,583
Columbia
1,672
Cuba
1,170
Dominican Republic
1,445
Other
9,066

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,928
1 To 3 Years
19,447
3 To 5 Years
19,616
5 To 10 Years
43,164
10 To 15 Years
36,051
15 To 20 Years
19,405
20+ Years
23,117
Life
4,733
Death
58

Inmate Offense

Drug
79,190
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,104
Immigration
12,115
Robbery
6,320
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,113
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,961
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,559
Miscellaneous
1,275
Sex
16,154
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
475
Courts or Corrections
788
Criminal Enterprise
376
National Security
66

Staff Gender

Male
26,731
Female
10,250

Staff Race

White
23,229
Black
7,981
Hispanic
4,482
Asian
812
Native American
469
Other
7
Latest data is from Apr 28, 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.