Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
32,728
Low
70,723
Medium
55,898
High
21,426
Unclassified
7,135

Inmate Gender

Male
175,215
Female
12,695

Inmate Race

White
110,224
Black
70,849
Native American
4,070
Asian
2,767

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
63,059
Non-Hispanic
124,851

Inmate Age

Average Age
40
Under 18
22
18 to 21
2,233
22 to 25
10,173
26 to 30
24,241
31 to 35
32,170
36 to 40
34,885
41 to 45
28,320
46 to 50
21,174
51 to 55
15,003
56 to 60
9,649
61 to 65
5,345
Over 65
4,695

Inmate Citizenship

United States
147,419
Mexico
26,416
Columbia
1,721
Cuba
1,249
Dominican Republic
1,516
Other
9,589

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
6,302
1 To 3 Years
19,930
3 To 5 Years
21,322
5 To 10 Years
44,600
10 To 15 Years
36,831
15 To 20 Years
19,761
20+ Years
22,756
Life
4,769
Death
57

Inmate Offense

Drug
81,633
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,936
Immigration
14,541
Robbery
6,605
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,036
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,331
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,581
Miscellaneous
1,349
Sex
15,551
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
528
Courts or Corrections
773
Criminal Enterprise
395
National Security
69

Staff Gender

Male
28,627
Female
10,690

Staff Race

White
24,616
Black
8,532
Hispanic
4,777
Asian
889
Native American
499
Other
8
Latest data is from May 27, 2017.

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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.