Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
33,162
Low
70,677
Medium
56,336
High
21,427
Unclassified
7,132

Inmate Gender

Male
176,084
Female
12,650

Inmate Race

White
110,739
Black
71,245
Native American
3,961
Asian
2,789

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
63,207
Non-Hispanic
125,527

Inmate Age

Average Age
40
Under 18
23
18 to 21
2,177
22 to 25
10,275
26 to 30
24,262
31 to 35
32,463
36 to 40
35,068
41 to 45
28,424
46 to 50
21,195
51 to 55
15,054
56 to 60
9,737
61 to 65
5,396
Over 65
4,660

Inmate Citizenship

United States
147,651
Mexico
26,908
Columbia
1,675
Cuba
1,248
Dominican Republic
1,582
Other
9,670

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,291
1 To 3 Years
20,482
3 To 5 Years
21,656
5 To 10 Years
44,755
10 To 15 Years
37,010
15 To 20 Years
19,872
20+ Years
22,770
Life
4,775
Death
57

Inmate Offense

Drug
81,813
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,787
Immigration
14,906
Robbery
6,693
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,004
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,522
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,539
Miscellaneous
1,371
Sex
15,315
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
555
Courts or Corrections
758
Criminal Enterprise
412
National Security
67

Staff Gender

Male
29,279
Female
10,951

Staff Race

White
25,160
Black
8,762
Hispanic
4,884
Asian
905
Native American
511
Other
8
Latest data is from Feb 25, 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.