Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas May 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas May 2019

June 12, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on May 1, 2019 that 811 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 89.12 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

– North America (Mexico and Canada) had 733 criminal aliens — 90.38 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 51 criminal aliens — 6.29 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– South America (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) had nine criminal aliens — 1.11 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Turks) had 18 criminal aliens — 2.22 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 17 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 728 of 811 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 89.77 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 811 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from the Americas were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 811 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas
Mexico 728 89.77%
Guatemala 21 2.59%
Cuba 16 1.97%
El Salvador 13 1.60%
Honduras 11 1.36%
Canada 5 0.62%
Ecuador 3 0.37%
Peru 3 0.37%
Costa Rica 2 0.25%
Nicaragua 2 0.25%
Argentina 1 0.12%
Belize 1 0.12%
Brazil 1 0.12%
Colombia 1 0.12%
Jamaica 1 0.12%
Panama 1 0.12%
Turks 1 0.12%
Total 811 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 811 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 416 of the 811 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 51.29 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas
Sex Abuse 173 21.33%
Rape 154 18.99%
Homicide 115 14.18%
Sodomy 89 10.97%
Drugs 77 9.49%
Assault 75 9.25%
Robbery 33 4.07%
Kidnapping 22 2.71%
Burglary 12 1.48%
Theft 11 1.36%
Driving Offense 4 0.49%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.25%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 44 5.43%
Total 811 100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 29 of 36 Oregon counties — 80.56 percent of the counties in the state.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from the Americas DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from the Americas
Marion 195 24.04%
Washington 174 21.45%
Multnomah 137 16.89%
Clackamas 67 8.26%
Lane 37 4.56%
Jackson 32 3.95%
Umatilla 28 3.45%
Yamhill 21 2.59%
Linn 17 2.10%
Polk 13 1.60%
Benton 11 1.36%
Deschutes 11 1.36%
Klamath 10 1.23%
Malheur 9 1.11%
Jefferson 8 0.99%
Josephine 5 0.62%
Lincoln 5 0.62%
Tillamook 5 0.62%
Wasco 5 0.62%
Coos 4 0.49%
Hood River 4 0.49%
Clatsop 3 0.37%
Douglas 3 0.37%
Morrow 2 0.25%
Baker 1 0.12%
Crook 1 0.12%
Gilliam 1 0.12%
Lake 1 0.12%
Union 1 0.12%
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 811 100.00%

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

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state’s counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

An individual inmate incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 811 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($87,798.86) per day, ($614,592.02) per week, and ($32,046,583.90) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 811 criminal aliens from the Americas 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 May 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 a 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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