Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
28,292
Low
65,055
Medium
53,565
High
20,573
Unclassified
7,223

Inmate Gender

Male
162,329
Female
12,379

Inmate Race

White
102,413
Black
65,553
Native American
4,080
Asian
2,662

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
55,964
Non-Hispanic
118,744

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
6
18 to 21
1,993
22 to 25
8,691
26 to 30
22,381
31 to 35
28,628
36 to 40
31,785
41 to 45
26,868
46 to 50
20,393
51 to 55
14,059
56 to 60
9,554
61 to 65
5,514
Over 65
4,836

Inmate Citizenship

United States
141,921
Mexico
19,745
Columbia
1,614
Cuba
1,081
Dominican Republic
1,451
Other
8,896

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
4,474
1 To 3 Years
18,109
3 To 5 Years
17,683
5 To 10 Years
41,877
10 To 15 Years
34,862
15 To 20 Years
18,725
20+ Years
22,589
Life
4,509
Death
63

Inmate Offense

Drug
73,830
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
31,339
Immigration
9,736
Robbery
5,615
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,106
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
9,771
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,224
Miscellaneous
1,052
Sex
16,715
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
351
Courts or Corrections
692
Criminal Enterprise
326
National Security
49

Staff Gender

Male
26,059
Female
10,292

Staff Race

White
22,755
Black
7,780
Hispanic
4,524
Asian
820
Native American
468
Other
4
Latest data is from Jan 18, 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.