Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
24,867
Low
56,634
Medium
48,888
High
19,270
Unclassified
5,146

Inmate Gender

Male
144,391
Female
10,414

Inmate Race

White
89,284
Black
59,511
Native American
3,675
Asian
2,335

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
46,984
Non-Hispanic
107,821

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
3
18 to 21
1,284
22 to 25
7,042
26 to 30
19,166
31 to 35
25,371
36 to 40
28,178
41 to 45
24,542
46 to 50
18,574
51 to 55
12,473
56 to 60
8,731
61 to 65
5,063
Over 65
4,378

Inmate Citizenship

United States
128,826
Mexico
14,864
Columbia
1,583
Cuba
893
Dominican Republic
1,264
Other
7,375

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
1,602
1 To 3 Years
12,413
3 To 5 Years
15,409
5 To 10 Years
39,222
10 To 15 Years
33,541
15 To 20 Years
18,195
20+ Years
21,828
Life
4,209
Death
56

Inmate Offense

Drug
67,555
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,413
Immigration
6,106
Robbery
4,990
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,409
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
7,941
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,802
Miscellaneous
917
Sex
15,952
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
270
Courts or Corrections
540
Criminal Enterprise
301
National Security
45

Staff Gender

Male
26,605
Female
10,806

Staff Race

White
23,339
Black
7,952
Hispanic
4,785
Asian
869
Native American
467
Other
0
Latest data is from Oct 17, 2020.

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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.