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

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

May 15, 2017

By David Olen Cross

On April 1, 2017 Oregon’s Marion County had 232 of the 962 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 24.12 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 232 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 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 49 21.12%
Rape 48 20.69%
Sodomy 32 13.79%
Homicide 22 9.48%
Assault 15 6.47%
Robbery 12 5.17%
Drugs 10 4.31%
Kidnapping 10 4.31%
Theft 6 2.59%
Burglary 4 1.72%
Driving Offense 2 0.86%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.43%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 21 9.05%
Total 232 100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 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 193 49 25.39%
Rape 170 48 28.24%
Homicide 137 22 16.06%
Drugs 104 10 9.62%
Sodomy 94 32 34.04%
Assault 80 15 18.75%
Robbery 56 12 21.43%
Kidnapping 27 10 37.04%
Burglary 20 4 20.00%
Theft 18 6 33.33%
Driving Offense 8 2 25.00%
Vehicle Theft 4 1 25.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 51 21 41.18%
Total 962 232  

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

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 232 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 204 87.93%
Federated States of Micronesia 3 1.29%
Cambodia 2 0.86%
El Salvador 2 0.86%
Marshall Islands 2 0.86%
Russia 2 0.86%
Vietnam 2 0.86%
Other Countries 15 6.47%
Total 232 100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from 20 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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