Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

May 5, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 188 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 20.87 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 188 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE 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
Rape 46 24.47%
Sex Abuse 43 22.87%
Assault 21 11.17%
Homicide 21 11.17%
Sodomy 20 10.64%
Drugs 13 6.91%
Robbery 9 4.79%
Burglary 7 3.72%
Theft 3 1.60%
Driving Offense 1 0.53%
Kidnapping 1 0.53%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 3 1.60%
Total 188 100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 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 184 46 25.00%
Rape 168 43 25.60%
Homicide 130 21 16.15%
Sodomy 98 20 20.41%
Assault 83 21 25.30%
Drugs 73 13 17.81%
Robbery 44 9 20.45%
Kidnapping 26 1 3.85%
Burglary 21 7 33.33%
Theft 16 3 18.75%
Driving Offense 4 1 25.00%
Vehicle Theft 3 0 0.00%
Arson 1 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 50 3 6.00%
Total 901 188  

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

Criminal aliens from 23 identified countries have harmed or victimized Washington County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 145 of 188 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.13 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 188 criminal aliens with ICE 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 County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Washington County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 145 77.13%
Guatemala 10 5.32%
EL Salvador 5 2.66%
Cuba 4 2.13%
Honduras 3 1.60%
Marshall Islands 2 1.06%
Ukraine 2 1.06%
Other Countries 17 9.04%
Total 188 100.00%

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

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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