Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
30,991
Low
68,242
Medium
54,517
High
21,718
Unclassified
7,895

Inmate Gender

Male
170,544
Female
12,819

Inmate Race

White
106,913
Black
69,244
Native American
4,199
Asian
3,007

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
59,683
Non-Hispanic
123,680

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
17
18 to 21
2,408
22 to 25
9,606
26 to 30
23,564
31 to 35
30,280
36 to 40
33,898
41 to 45
27,871
46 to 50
21,149
51 to 55
14,699
56 to 60
9,612
61 to 65
5,490
Over 65
4,769

Inmate Citizenship

United States
146,394
Mexico
22,752
Columbia
1,648
Cuba
1,199
Dominican Republic
1,438
Other
9,932

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,516
1 To 3 Years
19,435
3 To 5 Years
19,266
5 To 10 Years
42,944
10 To 15 Years
35,797
15 To 20 Years
19,364
20+ Years
23,224
Life
4,721
Death
61

Inmate Offense

Drug
78,561
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
30,168
Immigration
11,557
Robbery
6,248
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,141
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
10,817
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,571
Miscellaneous
1,231
Sex
16,294
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
482
Courts or Corrections
759
Criminal Enterprise
370
National Security
68

Staff Gender

Male
26,399
Female
10,096

Staff Race

White
22,946
Black
7,864
Hispanic
4,417
Asian
804
Native American
458
Other
7
Latest data is from Jul 28, 2018.

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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.