Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2019

October 15, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,642 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 864 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.90 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 September 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
September 1, 2019 14,642 13,778 864 5.90%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on September 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 209 24.19%
Washington 185 21.41%
Multnomah 162 18.75%
Clackamas 66 7.64%
Lane 39 4.51%
Jackson 31 3.59%
Umatilla 29 3.36%
Yamhill 20 2.31%
Linn 16 1.85%
Benton 14 1.62%
Deschutes 12 1.39%
Polk 12 1.39%
Klamath 11 1.27%
Malheur 7 0.81%
Jefferson 7 0.81%
Lincoln 7 0.81%
Josephine 5 0.58%
Tillamook 5 0.58%
Wasco 5 0.58%
Clatsop 4 0.46%
Coos 4 0.46%
Hood River 4 0.46%
Douglas 3 0.35%
Morrow 2 0.23%
Union 2 0.23%
Columbia 1 0.12%
Gilliam 1 0.12%
OOS (Not a County) 1 0.12%
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 864 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 864 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on September 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 181 20.95%
Rape 168 19.44%
Homicide 127 14.70%
Sodomy 105 12.15%
Assault 77 8.91%
Drugs 67 7.75%
Robbery 41 4.75%
Kidnapping 25 2.89%
Burglary 15 1.74%
Theft 11 1.27%
Driving Offense 4 0.46%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.12%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 42 4.86%
Total 864 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from September 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 1,758 1,577 181 10.30%
Rape 985 817 168 17.06%
Homicide 1,793 1,666 127 7.08%
Sodomy 1,069 964 105 9.82%
Assault 2,044 1,967 77 3.77%
Drugs 911 844 67 7.35%
Robbery 1,440 1,399 41 2.85%
Kidnapping 262 237 25 9.54%
Burglary 1,190 1,175 15 1.26%
Theft 870 859 11 1.26%
Driving Offense 234 230 4 1.71%
Vehicle Theft 557 556 1 0.18%
Arson 79 79 0 0.00%
Escape 34 34 0 0.00%
Forgery 58 58 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,358 1,316 42 3.09%
Total 14,642 13,778 864  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 864 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on September 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 695 80.44%
Guatemala 22 2.55%
Cuba 15 1.74%
El Salvador 12 1.39%
Honduras 11 1.27%
Vietnam 11 1.27%
Federated States of Micronesia 7 0.81%
Laos 6 0.69%
Russia 6 0.69%
Canada 5 0.58%
Ukraine 5 0.58%
Cambodia 3 0.35%
Ecuador 3 0.35%
Marshall Islands 3 0.35%
Peru 3 0.35%
Philippines 3 0.35%
Thailand 3 0.35%
Other / Unknown Countries 51 5.90%
Total 864 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 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 864 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($93,536.64) per day, ($654,756.48) per week, and ($34,140,873.60) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 864 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 September 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 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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