Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
32,189
Low
69,437
Medium
55,377
High
21,524
Unclassified
6,980

Inmate Gender

Male
172,804
Female
12,703

Inmate Race

White
108,410
Black
70,294
Native American
4,096
Asian
2,707

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
61,375
Non-Hispanic
124,132

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
16
18 to 21
2,198
22 to 25
9,946
26 to 30
23,740
31 to 35
31,333
36 to 40
34,665
41 to 45
27,970
46 to 50
20,949
51 to 55
14,903
56 to 60
9,647
61 to 65
5,370
Over 65
4,770

Inmate Citizenship

United States
146,850
Mexico
24,883
Columbia
1,681
Cuba
1,212
Dominican Republic
1,504
Other
9,377

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
5,970
1 To 3 Years
19,662
3 To 5 Years
20,688
5 To 10 Years
44,095
10 To 15 Years
36,537
15 To 20 Years
19,593
20+ Years
22,854
Life
4,751
Death
58

Inmate Offense

Drug
80,585
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
29,881
Immigration
13,227
Robbery
6,565
Burglary, Larceny, Property
8,171
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
11,231
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
5,596
Miscellaneous
1,305
Sex
15,873
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
517
Courts or Corrections
802
Criminal Enterprise
387
National Security
68

Staff Gender

Male
29,208
Female
10,852

Staff Race

White
25,122
Black
8,681
Hispanic
4,847
Asian
893
Native American
517
Other
8
Latest data is from Sep 23, 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.