Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
23,519
Low
55,255
Medium
48,609
High
18,978
Unclassified
5,572

Inmate Gender

Male
141,629
Female
10,304

Inmate Race

White
87,506
Black
58,515
Native American
3,629
Asian
2,283

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
45,546
Non-Hispanic
106,387

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
3
18 to 21
1,200
22 to 25
6,868
26 to 30
18,613
31 to 35
25,230
36 to 40
27,576
41 to 45
24,351
46 to 50
18,131
51 to 55
12,270
56 to 60
8,460
61 to 65
5,044
Over 65
4,187

Inmate Citizenship

United States
127,040
Mexico
14,013
Columbia
1,559
Cuba
830
Dominican Republic
1,295
Other
7,196

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
2,046
1 To 3 Years
11,265
3 To 5 Years
14,373
5 To 10 Years
38,566
10 To 15 Years
33,013
15 To 20 Years
18,080
20+ Years
21,541
Life
4,016
Death
48

Inmate Offense

Drug
66,147
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,291
Immigration
5,605
Robbery
4,709
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,221
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
7,133
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,558
Miscellaneous
873
Sex
15,967
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
249
Courts or Corrections
514
Criminal Enterprise
288
National Security
39

Staff Gender

Male
26,728
Female
10,914

Staff Race

White
23,368
Black
8,010
Hispanic
4,916
Asian
880
Native American
467
Other
0
Latest data is from May 8, 2021.

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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.