Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in March 2017

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in March 2017

April 17, 2017

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2017 Oregon’s Marion County had 236 of the 974 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.23 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 236 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 50 21.19%
Rape 47 19.92%
Sodomy 33 13.98%
Homicide 22 9.32%
Assault 15 6.36%
Drugs 12 5.08%
Robbery 12 5.08%
Kidnapping 10 4.24%
Theft 7 2.97%
Burglary 4 1.69%
Driving Offense 2 0.85%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.42%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 21 8.90%
Total 236 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 17.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Marion County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 197 50 25.38%
Rape 170 47 27.65%
Homicide 137 22 16.06%
Drugs 111 12 10.81%
Sodomy 97 33 34.02%
Assault 76 15 19.74%
Robbery 55 12 21.82%
Kidnapping 26 10 38.46%
Burglary 22 4 18.18%
Theft 19 7 36.84%
Driving Offense 7 2 28.57%
Vehicle Theft 4 1 25.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 53 21 39.62%
Total 974 236  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 17.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 236 criminal aliens with ICE immigration detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Marion County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Marion Country by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Marion County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 208 88.14%
Federated States of Micronesia 3 1.27%
Cambodia 2 0.85%
El Salvador 2 0.85%
Marshall Islands 2 0.85%
Russia 2 0.85%
Other Countries 17 7.20%
Total 236 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 17.

Criminal aliens from 21 different countries have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. This report is a service to state, county and city governmental officials in Marion County to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the county. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/

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