Federal Bureau of Prisons Historical Statistics

Historical data related to the Federal BoP.

Inmate Security Level

Minimum
23,769
Low
55,232
Medium
47,886
High
19,089
Unclassified
5,439

Inmate Gender

Male
141,283
Female
10,132

Inmate Race

White
87,164
Black
58,385
Native American
3,590
Asian
2,276

Inmate Ethnicity

Hispanic
45,630
Non-Hispanic
105,785

Inmate Age

Average Age
41
Under 18
1
18 to 21
1,155
22 to 25
6,782
26 to 30
18,706
31 to 35
24,850
36 to 40
27,559
41 to 45
24,210
46 to 50
18,232
51 to 55
12,251
56 to 60
8,503
61 to 65
4,964
Over 65
4,202

Inmate Citizenship

United States
126,198
Mexico
14,258
Columbia
1,560
Cuba
868
Dominican Republic
1,290
Other
7,241

Inmate Sentence

Less Than 1 Year
1,645
1 To 3 Years
11,145
3 To 5 Years
14,726
5 To 10 Years
38,476
10 To 15 Years
33,061
15 To 20 Years
18,032
20+ Years
21,622
Life
4,109
Death
50

Inmate Offense

Drug
66,115
Weapons, Explosives, Arson
28,988
Immigration
5,601
Robbery
4,781
Burglary, Larceny, Property
7,282
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery
7,427
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
4,639
Miscellaneous
884
Sex
15,796
Banking, Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement
253
Courts or Corrections
496
Criminal Enterprise
290
National Security
42

Staff Gender

Male
26,534
Female
10,810

Staff Race

White
23,299
Black
7,895
Hispanic
4,806
Asian
875
Native American
467
Other
0
Latest data is from Jan 16, 2021.

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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.