Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report April 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report April 2019

May 20, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on April 1, 2019 that 721 of the 903 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 79.84 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 April 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
April 1, 2019 903 721 79.84%

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

Mexican (MEX) national criminals were sent to DOC prisons from 29 of 36 Oregon counties — 80.56 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (189 MEX inmates), Washington (146 MEX inmates), Multnomah (113 MEX inmates), Clackamas (61 MEX inmates), Lane (32 MEX inmates), Jackson (31 MEX inmates) and Umatilla (25 MEX inmates) had 597 of the 721 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 82.80 percent of the MEX inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on April 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 189 26.21%
Washington 146 20.25%
Multnomah 113 15.67%
Clackamas 61 8.46%
Lane 32 4.44%
Jackson 31 4.30%
Umatilla 25 3.47%
Yamhill 20 2.77%
Linn 15 2.08%
Polk 12 1.66%
Benton 10 1.39%
Klamath 10 1.39%
Malheur 9 1.25%
Deschutes 8 1.11%
Jefferson 7 0.97%
Tillamook 5 0.69%
Lincoln 4 0.55%
Wasco 4 0.55%
Clatsop 3 0.42%
Coos 3 0.42%
Douglas 3 0.42%
Hood River 3 0.42%
Josephine 2 0.28%
Baker 1 0.14%
Crook 1 0.14%
Gilliam 1 0.14%
Lake 1 0.14%
Morrow 1 0.14%
Union 1 0.14%
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 721 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 721 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 376 of the 721 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 52.15 percent of the Mexican national inmates in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on April 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 161 22.33%
Rape 137 19.00%
Homicide 100 13.87%
Sodomy 78 10.82%
Drugs 70 9.71%
Assault 63 8.74%
Robbery 29 4.02%
Kidnapping 17 2.36%
Burglary 13 1.80%
Theft 5 0.69%
Driving Offense 3 0.42%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.28%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 43 5.96%
Total 721 100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 100 of the 131 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 76.34 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 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 183 161 87.98%
Rape 169 137 81.07%
Homicide 131 100 76.34%
Sodomy 99 78 78.79%
Assault 86 63 73.26%
Drugs 76 70 92.11%
Robbery 44 29 65.91%
Kidnapping 26 17 65.38%
Burglary 20 13 65.00%
Theft 16 5 31.25%
Driving Offense 4 3 75.00%
Vehicle Theft 2 2 100.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 47 43 91.49%
Total 903 721  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 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 721 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($78,055.46 per day, ($546,388.22) per week, and ($28,490,242.90) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 721 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 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 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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