Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
32,110
Low
69,255
Medium
55,127
High
21,471
Unclassified
6,901

Inmate Gender

Male
172,206
Female
12,658

Inmate Race

White
107,969
Black
70,097
Native American
4,091
Asian
2,707

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
60,992
Non-Hispanic
123,872

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
17
18 to 21
2,179
22 to 25
9,850
26 to 30
23,598
31 to 35
31,128
36 to 40
34,546
41 to 45
27,851
46 to 50
20,962
51 to 55
14,895
56 to 60
9,650
61 to 65
5,417
Over 65
4,771

Inmate Citizenship

United States
146,694
Mexico
24,497
Columbia
1,701
Cuba
1,195
Dominican Republic
1,479
Other
9,298

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,917
1 To 3 Years
19,590
3 To 5 Years
20,407
5 To 10 Years
43,906
10 To 15 Years
36,445
15 To 20 Years
19,556
20+ Years
22,924
Life
4,739
Death
58

Inmate Offense

Drug
80,353
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,884
Immigration
12,955
Robbery
6,498
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,178
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,126
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,567
Miscellaneous
1,284
Sex
15,914
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
522
Courts or Corrections
812
Criminal Enterprise
387
National Security
62

Staff Gender

Male
28,006
Female
10,421

Staff Race

White
24,063
Black
8,339
Hispanic
4,680
Asian
853
Native American
488
Other
8
Latest data is from Oct 28, 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.