Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
23,491
Low
54,916
Medium
48,067
High
19,084
Unclassified
5,655

Inmate Gender

Male
141,156
Female
10,057

Inmate Race

White
87,030
Black
58,298
Native American
3,622
Asian
2,263

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
45,548
Non-Hispanic
105,665

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
0
18 to 21
1,189
22 to 25
6,796
26 to 30
18,712
31 to 35
24,859
36 to 40
27,513
41 to 45
24,136
46 to 50
18,214
51 to 55
12,225
56 to 60
8,455
61 to 65
4,949
Over 65
4,165

Inmate Citizenship

United States
126,163
Mexico
14,128
Columbia
1,563
Cuba
865
Dominican Republic
1,298
Other
7,196

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
1,715
1 To 3 Years
10,865
3 To 5 Years
14,553
5 To 10 Years
38,412
10 To 15 Years
32,991
15 To 20 Years
18,023
20+ Years
21,582
Life
4,068
Death
50

Inmate Offense

Drug
65,877
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,001
Immigration
5,454
Robbery
4,757
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,233
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
7,261
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,617
Miscellaneous
872
Sex
15,792
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
248
Courts or Corrections
509
Criminal Enterprise
290
National Security
41

Staff Gender

Male
26,573
Female
10,829

Staff Race

White
23,308
Black
7,919
Hispanic
4,830
Asian
878
Native American
467
Other
0
Latest data is from Feb 20, 2021 at 12:00 AM.

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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.