Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report August 2018

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report August 2018

September 26, 2018

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) August 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile
indicated there were 14,936 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on August 1st there were 923 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.18 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of inmates with ICE detainers incarcerated on August 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
August 1, 2018 14,936 14,013 923 6.18%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18 and Inmate Population Profile 01 August 18.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on August 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County
Marion 224 24.27%
Washington 197 21.34%
Multnomah 181 19.61%
Clackamas 77 8.34%
Lane 42 4.55%
Jackson 33 3.58%
Yamhill 22 2.38%
Umatilla 21 2.28%
Linn 16 1.73%
Klamath 14 1.52%
Polk 14 1.52%
Deschutes 13 1.41%
Benton 12 1.30%
Malheur 9 0.98%
Lincoln 7 0.76%
Jefferson 5 0.54%
Wasco 5 0.54%
Clatsop 4 0.43%
Douglas 4 0.43%
Josephine 4 0.43%
Coos 3 0.33%
Hood River 3 0.33%
Tillamook 3 0.33%
Columbia 2 0.22%
Morrow 2 0.22%
Union 2 0.22%
Crook 1 0.11%
Gilliam 1 0.11%
Lake 1 0.11%
OOS (Not a County) 1 0.11%
Baker 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 923 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 923 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on August 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 197 21.34%
Rape 172 18.63%
Homicide 135 14.63%
Sodomy 102 11.05%
Drugs 84 9.10%
Assault 70 7.58%
Robbery 49 5.31%
Kidnapping 23 2.49%
Burglary 18 1.95%
Theft 13 1.41%
Vehicle Theft 5 0.54%
Driving Offense 3 0.33%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 52 5.63%
Total 923 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from August 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a % of Total Inmates by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 1,751 1,554 197 11.25%
Rape 984 812 172 17.48%
Homicide 1,766 1,631 135 7.64%
Sodomy 1,027 925 102 9.93%
Drugs 894 810 84 9.40%
Assault 2,033 1,963 70 3.44%
Robbery 1,485 1,436 49 3.30%
Kidnapping 277 254 23 8.30%
Burglary 1,333 1,315 18 1.35%
Theft 1,070 1,057 13 1.21%
Vehicle Theft 532 527 5 0.94%
Driving Offense 214 211 3 1.40%
Arson 72 72 0 0.00%
Escape 44 44 0 0.00%
Forgery 48 48 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,406 1,354 52 3.70%
Total 14,936 14,013 923  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18 and Inmate Population Profile 01 August 18.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 923 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on August 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin
Mexico 738 79.96%
Guatemala 22 2.38%
Cuba 17 1.84%
El Salvador 16 1.73%
Honduras 12 1.30%
Vietnam 12 1.30%
Federated States of Micronesia 9 0.98%
Laos 6 0.65%
Canada 5 0.54%
Russia 5 0.54%
Cambodia 4 0.43%
Philippines 4 0.43%
Ecuador 3 0.33%
Peru 3 0.33%
South Korea 3 0.33%
Ukraine 3 0.33%
Other / Unknown Countries 61 6.61%
Total 923 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 923 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($99,923.98) per day, ($699,467.86) per week, and ($36,472,252.70) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 923 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile August 1, 2018:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201808.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated August 1, 2018.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, February 1, 2017:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

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