Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
33,132
Low
70,837
Medium
56,619
High
21,691
Unclassified
6,913

Inmate Gender

Male
176,495
Female
12,697

Inmate Race

White
110,871
Black
71,647
Native American
3,916
Asian
2,758

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
63,198
Non-Hispanic
125,994

Inmate Age

Average Age
40
Under 18
20
18 to 21
2,151
22 to 25
10,262
26 to 30
24,180
31 to 35
32,736
36 to 40
35,232
41 to 45
28,684
46 to 50
21,166
51 to 55
15,125
56 to 60
9,573
61 to 65
5,409
Over 65
4,654

Inmate Citizenship

United States
147,976
Mexico
27,085
Columbia
1,694
Cuba
1,244
Dominican Republic
1,644
Other
9,549

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,151
1 To 3 Years
20,417
3 To 5 Years
22,024
5 To 10 Years
45,128
10 To 15 Years
37,062
15 To 20 Years
19,850
20+ Years
22,920
Life
4,933
Death
57

Inmate Offense

Drug
82,415
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,920
Immigration
15,073
Robbery
6,753
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,997
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,503
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,537
Miscellaneous
1,383
Sex
15,248
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
562
Courts or Corrections
743
Criminal Enterprise
417
National Security
75

Staff Gender

Male
29,383
Female
10,940

Staff Race

White
25,250
Black
8,774
Hispanic
4,879
Asian
903
Native American
512
Other
8
Latest data is from Dec 24, 2016.

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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.