Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report February 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report February 2019

March 21, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2019 that 730 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 79.96 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 February 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
February 1, 2019 913 730 79.96%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 19.

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

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (195 MEX inmates), Washington (146 MEX inmates), Multnomah (114 MEX inmates), Clackamas (64 MEX inmates), Lane (33 MEX inmates), Jackson (31 MEX inmates) and Umatilla (24 MEX inmates) had 607 of the 730 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 83.15 percent of the MEX inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on February 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 195 26.71%
Washington 146 20.00%
Multnomah 114 15.62%
Clackamas 64 8.77%
Lane 33 4.52%
Jackson 31 4.25%
Umatilla 24 3.29%
Yamhill 20 2.74%
Linn 16 2.19%
Polk 12 1.64%
Benton 10 1.37%
Klamath 10 1.37%
Deschutes 9 1.23%
Malheur 9 1.23%
Jefferson 6 0.82%
Douglas 4 0.55%
Lincoln 4 0.55%
Tillamook 4 0.55%
Wasco 4 0.55%
Clatsop 3 0.41%
Coos 3 0.41%
Hood River 3 0.41%
Josephine 2 0.27%
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 730 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 19.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 730 Mexican national criminals.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on February 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 166 22.74%
Rape 138 18.90%
Homicide 102 13.97%
Sodomy 77 10.55%
Drugs 72 9.86%
Assault 57 7.81%
Robbery 28 3.84%
Kidnapping 18 2.47%
Burglary 14 1.92%
Theft 5 0.68%
Driving Offense 3 0.41%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.27%
Arson 1 0.14%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 47 6.44%
Total 730 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 19.

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

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 190 166 87.37%
Rape 170 138 81.18%
Homicide 132 102 77.27%
Sodomy 98 77 78.57%
Assault 79 57 72.15%
Drugs 77 72 93.51%
Robbery 43 28 65.12%
Kidnapping 27 18 66.67%
Burglary 22 14 63.64%
Theft 15 5 33.33%
Vehicle Theft 4 2 50.00%
Driving Offense 4 3 75.00%
Arson 1 1 100.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 51 47 92.16%
Total 913 730  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 19.

Beyond the DOC Mexican national incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per type of crime, criminal aliens from Mexico place a substantial economic burden on Oregonians.

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

The DOC’s incarceration cost for 730 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($79,029.80) per day, ($553,208.60) per week, and ($28,845,877.00) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 730 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 February 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, September 2018:
https://www.oregon.gov/doc/Documents/agency-quick-facts.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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