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

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

June 3, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 218 of the 903 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 24.14 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 218 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 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 49 22.48%
Sex Abuse 46 21.10%
Sodomy 32 14.68%
Homicide 22 10.09%
Assault 15 6.88%
Kidnapping 11 5.05%
Burglary 8 3.67%
Robbery 7 3.21%
Drugs 6 2.75%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.92%
Arson 0 0.00%
Driving Offense 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 20 9.17%
Total 218 100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 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 183 46 25.14%
Rape 169 49 28.99%
Homicide 131 22 16.79%
Sodomy 99 32 32.32%
Assault 86 15 17.44%
Drugs 76 6 7.89%
Robbery 44 7 15.91%
Kidnapping 26 11 42.31%
Burglary 20 8 40.00%
Theft 16 0 0.00%
Driving Offense 4 0 0.00%
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 20 42.55%
Total 903 218  

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

Criminal aliens from 19 identified countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 189 of 218 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.70 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 218 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 189 86.70%
Russia 4 1.83%
Federated States of Micronesia 3 1.38%
Guatemala 3 1.38%
Cambodia 2 0.92%
Other Countries 17 7.80%
Total 218 100.00%

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