Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
29,076
Low
65,610
Medium
53,919
High
20,945
Unclassified
7,156

Inmate Gender

Male
164,151
Female
12,555

Inmate Race

White
103,722
Black
66,202
Native American
4,117
Asian
2,665

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
56,931
Non-Hispanic
119,775

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
11
18 to 21
2,001
22 to 25
8,916
26 to 30
22,806
31 to 35
29,018
36 to 40
32,256
41 to 45
27,071
46 to 50
20,670
51 to 55
14,068
56 to 60
9,622
61 to 65
5,502
Over 65
4,765

Inmate Citizenship

United States
143,268
Mexico
20,371
Columbia
1,621
Cuba
1,109
Dominican Republic
1,420
Other
8,917

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,036
1 To 3 Years
18,607
3 To 5 Years
17,852
5 To 10 Years
42,046
10 To 15 Years
34,990
15 To 20 Years
18,716
20+ Years
22,674
Life
4,550
Death
62

Inmate Offense

Drug
74,472
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
31,133
Immigration
10,259
Robbery
5,707
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,208
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,125
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,306
Miscellaneous
1,106
Sex
16,717
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
383
Courts or Corrections
723
Criminal Enterprise
333
National Security
49

Staff Gender

Male
25,904
Female
10,068

Staff Race

White
22,545
Black
7,713
Hispanic
4,449
Asian
798
Native American
462
Other
5
Latest data is from Oct 5, 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.