Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report April 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report April 2019

May 13, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) April 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,740 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on April 1st there were 903 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.13 percent of the total prison population.

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

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of inmates with ICE detainers incarcerated on April 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Number Inmates DOC Total Number Domestic Inmates DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers
April 1, 2019 14,740 13,837 903 6.13%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19 and Inmate Population Profile 01 April 19.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County
Marion 218 24.14%
Washington 188 20.82%
Multnomah 171 18.94%
Clackamas 75 8.31%
Lane 40 4.43%
Jackson 35 3.88%
Umatilla 27 2.99%
Yamhill 21 2.33%
Linn 17 1.88%
Benton 13 1.44%
Polk 13 1.44%
Deschutes 11 1.22%
Klamath 11 1.22%
Malheur 9 1.00%
Jefferson 8 0.89%
Lincoln 7 0.78%
Clatsop 5 0.55%
Tillamook 5 0.55%
Josephine 4 0.44%
Wasco 4 0.44%
Coos 3 0.33%
Douglas 3 0.33%
Hood River 3 0.33%
Union 3 0.33%
Columbia 2 0.22%
Morrow 2 0.22%
Baker 1 0.11%
Crook 1 0.11%
Gilliam 1 0.11%
Lake 1 0.11%
OOS (Not a County) 1 0.11%
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 903 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 903 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 183 20.27%
Rape 169 18.72%
Homicide 131 14.51%
Sodomy 99 10.96%
Assault 86 9.52%
Drugs 76 8.42%
Robbery 44 4.87%
Kidnapping 26 2.88%
Burglary 20 2.21%
Theft 16 1.77%
Driving Offense 4 0.44%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.22%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 47 5.20%
Total 903 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from April 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Number Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Number Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percent of Total Inmates by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 1,765 1,582 183 10.37%
Rape 987 818 169 17.12%
Homicide 1,793 1,662 131 7.31%
Sodomy 1,054 955 99 9.39%
Assault 2,050 1,964 86 4.20%
Drugs 919 843 76 8.27%
Robbery 1,442 1,398 44 3.05%
Kidnapping 268 242 26 9.70%
Burglary 1,221 1,201 20 1.64%
Theft 966 950 16 1.66%
Driving Offense 244 240 4 1.64%
Vehicle Theft 547 545 2 0.37%
Arson 79 79 0 0.00%
Escape 38 38 0 0.00%
Forgery 52 52 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,315 1,268 47 3.57%
Total 14,740 13,837 903  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19 and Inmate Population Profile 01 April 19.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 903 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on April 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin
Mexico 721 79.84%
Guatemala 21 2.33%
Cuba 16 1.77%
El Salvador 13 1.44%
Honduras 12 1.33%
Vietnam 12 1.33%
Laos 6 0.66%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.66%
Russia 6 0.66%
Ukraine 6 0.66%
Canada 5 0.55%
Cambodia 4 0.44%
China 3 0.33%
Ecuador 3 0.33%
Marshall Islands 3 0.33%
Peru 3 0.33%
Philippines 3 0.33%
Thailand 3 0.33%
Other / Unknown Countries 57 6.31%
Total 903 100.00%

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

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens place a substantial economic burden 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 its 903 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($97,758.78) per day, ($684,311.46) per week, and ($35,681,954.70) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 903 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography:

Oregon Department of Corrections Inmate Population Profile April 1, 2019.

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