Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report December 2018

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report December 2018

January 8, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2018 that 726 of the 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 80.22 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of Mexican nationals incarcerated in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by this specific group of criminal aliens).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons who declared themselves as being Mexican nationals.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers
December 1, 2018 905 726 80.22%

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

Mexican (MEX) national criminals were sent to DOC prisons from 27 of 36 Oregon counties —75.00 percent of the counties in the state.

Six Oregon counties, Marion (192 MEX inmates), Washington (148 MEX inmates), Multnomah (116 MEX inmates), Clackamas (65 MEX inmates), Lane (32 MEX inmates) and Jackson (27 MEX inmates) had 580 of the 726 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 79.89 percent of the criminal alien inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on December 1st that were sent  to prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ICE Detainers
Marion 192 26.45%
Washington 148 20.39%
Multnomah 116 15.98%
Clackamas 65 8.95%
Lane 32 4.41%
Jackson 27 3.72%
Umatilla 23 3.17%
Yamhill 19 2.62%
Linn 16 2.20%
Polk 12 1.65%
Benton 10 1.38%
Deschutes 10 1.38%
Klamath 10 1.38%
Malheur 8 1.10%
Jefferson 5 0.69%
Tillamook 5 0.69%
Wasco 5 0.69%
Douglas 4 0.55%
Lincoln 4 0.55%
Clatsop 3 0.41%
Coos 3 0.41%
Hood River 3 0.41%
Josephine 2 0.28%
Crook 1 0.14%
Gilliam 1 0.14%
Lake 1 0.14%
Morrow 1 0.14%
Baker 0 0.00%
Columbia 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Union 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 726 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 726 Mexican national criminals.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on December 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 167 23.00%
Rape 138 19.01%
Homicide 101 13.91%
Sodomy 78 10.74%
Drugs 68 9.37%
Assault 57 7.85%
Robbery 30 4.13%
Kidnapping 18 2.48%
Burglary 12 1.65%
Theft 5 0.69%
Driving Offense 2 0.28%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.28%
Arson 1 0.14%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 47 6.47%
Total 726 100.00%

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

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from December 1st, the following table reveals the total number of criminal alien inmates by crime type, the number of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes they committed.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Number of Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 190 167 87.89%
Rape 169 138 81.66%
Homicide 131 101 77.10%
Sodomy 99 78 78.79%
Assault 76 57 75.00%
Drugs 74 68 91.89%
Robbery 47 30 63.83%
Kidnapping 27 18 66.67%
Burglary 22 12 54.55%
Theft 11 5 45.45%
Vehicle Theft 4 2 50.00%
Driving Offense 2 2 100.00%
Arson 1 1 100.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 52 47 90.38%
Total 905 726  

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

Beyond the DOC Mexican national incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per type of crime, criminal aliens from Mexico 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 726 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($78,596.76) per day, ($550,177.32) per week, and ($28,687,817.40) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 726 Mexican national inmates includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography:

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated December 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 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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