Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
28,299
Low
64,905
Medium
53,480
High
20,529
Unclassified
7,011

Inmate Gender

Male
161,918
Female
12,306

Inmate Race

White
102,177
Black
65,317
Native American
4,067
Asian
2,663

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
55,798
Non-Hispanic
118,426

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
6
18 to 21
1,969
22 to 25
8,612
26 to 30
22,306
31 to 35
28,596
36 to 40
31,704
41 to 45
26,822
46 to 50
20,313
51 to 55
13,950
56 to 60
9,600
61 to 65
5,511
Over 65
4,835

Inmate Citizenship

United States
141,593
Mexico
19,589
Columbia
1,631
Cuba
1,077
Dominican Republic
1,425
Other
8,909

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
4,315
1 To 3 Years
17,931
3 To 5 Years
17,632
5 To 10 Years
41,852
10 To 15 Years
34,797
15 To 20 Years
18,741
20+ Years
22,540
Life
4,490
Death
63

Inmate Offense

Drug
73,673
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
31,252
Immigration
9,612
Robbery
5,596
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,071
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
9,714
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,195
Miscellaneous
1,037
Sex
16,704
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
343
Courts or Corrections
681
Criminal Enterprise
324
National Security
48

Staff Gender

Male
26,079
Female
10,317

Staff Race

White
22,785
Black
7,777
Hispanic
4,536
Asian
824
Native American
470
Other
4
Latest data is from Feb 15, 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.