Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report August 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report August 2019

September 9, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) August 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,706 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on August 1st there were 880 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.98 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 August 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
August 1, 2019 14,706 13,826 880 5.98%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on August 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 210 23.86%
Washington 188 21.36%
Multnomah 166 18.86%
Clackamas 70 7.95%
Lane 40 4.55%
Jackson 31 3.52%
Umatilla 29 3.30%
Yamhill 20 2.27%
Linn 16 1.82%
Benton 14 1.59%
Deschutes 12 1.36%
Klamath 12 1.36%
Polk 12 1.36%
Malheur 8 0.91%
Jefferson 7 0.80%
Lincoln 7 0.80%
Josephine 6 0.68%
Tillamook 5 0.57%
Wasco 5 0.57%
Clatsop 4 0.45%
Coos 4 0.45%
Hood River 4 0.45%
Douglas 3 0.34%
Morrow 2 0.23%
Union 2 0.23%
Columbia 1 0.11%
Gilliam 1 0.11%
OOS (Not a County) 1 0.11%
Baker 0 0.00%
Crook 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Lake 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 880 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 880 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on August 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 180 20.45%
Rape 168 19.09%
Homicide 131 14.89%
Sodomy 102 11.59%
Assault 80 9.09%
Drugs 71 8.07%
Robbery 42 4.77%
Kidnapping 25 2.84%
Burglary 17 1.93%
Theft 15 1.70%
Driving Offense 4 0.45%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.11%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 44 5.00%
Total 880 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from August 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 1,772 1,592 180 10.16%
Rape 982 814 168 17.11%
Homicide 1,791 1,660 131 7.31%
Sodomy 1,058 956 102 9.64%
Assault 2,040 1,960 80 3.92%
Drugs 929 858 71 7.64%
Robbery 1,441 1,399 42 2.91%
Kidnapping 268 243 25 9.33%
Burglary 1,209 1,192 17 1.41%
Theft 894 879 15 1.68%
Driving Offense 238 234 4 1.68%
Vehicle Theft 556 555 1 0.18%
Arson 79 79 0 0.00%
Escape 33 33 0 0.00%
Forgery 56 56 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,360 1,316 44 3.24%
Total 14,706 13,826 880  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 880 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on August 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 706 80.23%
Guatemala 21 2.39%
Cuba 16 1.82%
El Salvador 13 1.48%
Vietnam 12 1.36%
Honduras 11 1.25%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.68%
Laos 6 0.68%
Russia 6 0.68%
Canada 5 0.57%
Ukraine 5 0.57%
Cambodia 4 0.45%
Thailand 4 0.45%
China 3 0.34%
Ecuador 3 0.34%
Marshall Islands 3 0.34%
Peru 3 0.34%
Philippines 3 0.34%
Other / Unknown Countries 50 5.68%
Total 880 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 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 880 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($95,268.80) per day, ($666,881.60) per week, and ($34,773,112.00) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 880 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 August 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated August 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 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 current and past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

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