Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

May 6, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 220 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.42 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 220 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 Marion County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime
Rape 48 21.82%
Sex Abuse 47 21.36%
Sodomy 32 14.55%
Homicide 22 10.00%
Assault 15 6.82%
Kidnapping 10 4.55%
Burglary 8 3.64%
Robbery 8 3.64%
Drugs 6 2.73%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.91%
Arson 1 0.45%
Driving Offense 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 21 9.55%
Total 220 100.00%

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 Marion 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 Marion County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 184 47 25.54%
Rape 168 48 28.57%
Homicide 130 22 16.92%
Sodomy 98 32 32.65%
Assault 83 15 18.07%
Drugs 73 6 8.22%
Robbery 44 8 18.18%
Kidnapping 26 10 38.46%
Burglary 21 8 38.10%
Theft 16 0 0.00%
Driving Offense 4 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 3 2 66.67%
Arson 1 1 100.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 50 21 42.00%
Total 901 220  

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

Criminal aliens from 20 identified countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 190 of 220 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.36 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 220 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Marion County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Marion County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 190 86.36%
Russia 4 1.82%
Federated States of Micronesia 3 1.36%
Guatemala 3 1.36%
Cambodia 2 0.91%
Other Countries 18 8.18%
Total 220 100.00%

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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