Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas March 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas March 2019

April 16, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 803 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 89.12 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

– North America (Mexico and Canada) had 725 criminal aliens — 90.29 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 53 criminal aliens — 6.60 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– South America (Ecuador, Peru and Argentina) had seven criminal aliens — 0.87 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Turks) had 18 criminal aliens — 2.24 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 15 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 720 of 803 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 89.66 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 803 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from the Americas were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 803 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on March 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas
Mexico 720 89.66%
Guatemala 22 2.74%
Cuba 16 1.99%
El Salvador 13 1.62%
Honduras 12 1.49%
Canada 5 0.62%
Ecuador 3 0.37%
Peru 3 0.37%
Costa Rica 2 0.25%
Nicaragua 2 0.25%
Argentina 1 0.12%
Belize 1 0.12%
Jamaica 1 0.12%
Panama 1 0.12%
Turks 1 0.12%
Total 803 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 803 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 410 of the 803 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 51.06 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas
Sex Abuse 173 21.54%
Rape 150 18.68%
Homicide 115 14.32%
Sodomy 87 10.83%
Assault 74 9.22%
Drugs 69 8.59%
Robbery 32 3.99%
Kidnapping 22 2.74%
Burglary 15 1.87%
Theft 11 1.37%
Driving Offense 4 0.50%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.25%
Arson 1 0.12%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 48 5.98%
Total 803 100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 29 of 36 Oregon counties — 80.56 percent of the counties in the state.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from the Americas DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from the Americas
Marion 200 24.91%
Washington 171 21.30%
Multnomah 133 16.56%
Clackamas 69 8.59%
Lane 36 4.48%
Jackson 32 3.99%
Umatilla 26 3.24%
Yamhill 21 2.62%
Linn 16 1.99%
Polk 13 1.62%
Benton 12 1.49%
Deschutes 10 1.25%
Klamath 10 1.25%
Malheur 9 1.12%
Jefferson 8 1.00%
Lincoln 5 0.62%
Tillamook 5 0.62%
Josephine 4 0.50%
Wasco 4 0.50%
Clatsop 3 0.37%
Coos 3 0.37%
Douglas 3 0.37%
Hood River 3 0.37%
Morrow 2 0.25%
Baker 1 0.12%
Crook 1 0.12%
Gilliam 1 0.12%
Lake 1 0.12%
Union 1 0.12%
Columbia 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 803 100.00%

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

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state’s counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

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

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 803 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($86,932.78) per day, ($608,529.46) per week, and ($31,730,464.70) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 803 criminal aliens from the Americas 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 March 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, March 2019:
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 federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

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