Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in May 2019

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in May 2019

July 2, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On May 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 189 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 20.77 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 189 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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 Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Rape 46 24.34%
Sex Abuse 45 23.81%
Assault 21 11.11%
Homicide 21 11.11%
Sodomy 21 11.11%
Drugs 13 6.88%
Robbery 9 4.76%
Burglary 5 2.65%
Theft 3 1.59%
Driving Offense 1 0.53%
Kidnapping 1 0.53%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 3 1.59%
Total 189 100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from May 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 Washington 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 Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 183 45 24.59%
Rape 172 46 26.74%
Homicide 131 21 16.03%
Sodomy 100 21 21.00%
Assault 85 21 24.71%
Drugs 81 13 16.05%
Robbery 45 9 20.00%
Kidnapping 26 1 3.85%
Burglary 18 5 27.78%
Theft 16 3 18.75%
Driving Offense 4 1 25.00%
Vehicle Theft 2 0 0.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 47 3 6.38%
Total 910 189

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

Criminal aliens from 23 identified countries have harmed or victimized Washington County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 149 of 189 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 78.84 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 189 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Washington County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Washington County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Washington County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 149 78.84%
Guatemala 9 4.76%
EL Salvador 5 2.65%
Cuba 4 2.12%
Honduras 3 1.59%
Other Countries 19 10.05%
Total 189 100.00%

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

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 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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