Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
29,257
Low
65,908
Medium
53,639
High
21,031
Unclassified
7,139

Inmate Gender

Male
164,420
Female
12,554

Inmate Race

White
103,784
Black
66,465
Native American
4,057
Asian
2,668

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
57,189
Non-Hispanic
119,785

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
11
18 to 21
2,050
22 to 25
8,993
26 to 30
22,913
31 to 35
28,990
36 to 40
32,484
41 to 45
26,996
46 to 50
20,595
51 to 55
14,128
56 to 60
9,570
61 to 65
5,458
Over 65
4,786

Inmate Citizenship

United States
143,222
Mexico
20,701
Columbia
1,620
Cuba
1,114
Dominican Republic
1,430
Other
8,887

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,128
1 To 3 Years
18,578
3 To 5 Years
17,913
5 To 10 Years
41,932
10 To 15 Years
35,078
15 To 20 Years
18,688
20+ Years
22,716
Life
4,579
Death
62

Inmate Offense

Drug
74,563
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,933
Immigration
10,416
Robbery
5,766
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,157
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,259
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,326
Miscellaneous
1,112
Sex
16,643
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
403
Courts or Corrections
708
Criminal Enterprise
333
National Security
53

Staff Gender

Male
25,855
Female
9,963

Staff Race

White
22,469
Black
7,674
Hispanic
4,415
Asian
793
Native American
461
Other
5
Latest data is from Aug 17, 2019.

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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.