Oregon’s Washington County Third in Foreign National Crime in May 2017

Oregon’s Washington County Third in Foreign National Crime in May 2017

June 11, 2017

By David Olen Cross

On May 1, 2017 Oregon’s Washington County had 193 of the 969 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 19.92 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 193 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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 Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 49 25.39%
Rape 40 20.73%
Assault 22 11.40%
Homicide 21 10.88%
Sodomy 18 9.33%
Drugs 16 8.29%
Robbery 11 5.70%
Burglary 5 2.59%
Kidnapping 4 2.07%
Driving Offense 2 1.04%
Theft 1 0.52%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 4 2.07%
Total 193 100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from May 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 Washington 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 Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 197 49 24.87%
Rape 170 40 23.53%
Homicide 136 21 15.44%
Drugs 107 16 14.95%
Sodomy 94 18 19.15%
Assault 82 22 26.83%
Robbery 54 11 20.37%
Kidnapping 27 4 14.81%
Burglary 20 5 25.00%
Theft 17 1 5.88%
Driving Offense 8 2 25.00%
Vehicle Theft 4 0 0.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 53 4 7.55%
Total 969 193  

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

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 193 criminal aliens with ICE immigration detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Washington County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Washington Country by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Washington County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 150 77.72%
Guatemala 9 4.66%
Cuba 3 1.55%
EL Salvador 3 1.55%
Federated States of Micronesia 3 1.55%
Honduras 3 1.55%
Marshall Islands 2 1.04%
Philippines 2 1.04%
Ukraine 2 1.04%
Other Countries 16 8.29%
Total 193 100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from 24 different countries have harmed or victimized the residents of Washington 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 Washington 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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