Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2019

November 18, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) October 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,635 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on October 1st there were 857 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.86 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 October 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
October 1, 2019 14,635 13,778 857 5.86%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on October 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 207 24.15%
Washington 186 21.70%
Multnomah 158 18.44%
Clackamas 66 7.70%
Lane 40 4.67%
Jackson 31 3.62%
Umatilla 29 3.38%
Yamhill 20 2.33%
Linn 17 1.98%
Benton 14 1.63%
Deschutes 12 1.40%
Polk 12 1.40%
Klamath 10 1.17%
Jefferson 7 0.82%
Lincoln 7 0.82%
Malheur 6 0.70%
Josephine 5 0.58%
Tillamook 5 0.58%
Clatsop 4 0.47%
Coos 4 0.47%
Wasco 4 0.47%
Douglas 3 0.35%
Hood River 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 857 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 857 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on October 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 183 21.35%
Rape 168 19.60%
Homicide 126 14.70%
Sodomy 104 12.14%
Assault 78 9.10%
Drugs 65 7.58%
Robbery 37 4.32%
Kidnapping 26 3.03%
Burglary 13 1.52%
Theft 11 1.28%
Driving Offense 4 0.47%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.12%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 41 4.78%
Total 857 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from October 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 1,761 1,578 183 10.39%
Rape 988 820 168 17.00%
Homicide 1,798 1,672 126 7.01%
Sodomy 1,068 964 104 9.74%
Assault 2,059 1,981 78 3.79%
Drugs 912 847 65 7.13%
Robbery 1,443 1,406 37 2.56%
Kidnapping 259 233 26 10.04%
Burglary 1,156 1,143 13 1.12%
Theft 863 852 11 1.27%
Driving Offense 230 226 4 1.74%
Vehicle Theft 560 559 1 0.18%
Arson 80 80 0 0.00%
Escape 30 30 0 0.00%
Forgery 60 60 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,368 1,327 41 3.00%
Total 14,635 13,778 857  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 857 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on October 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 689 80.40%
Guatemala 22 2.57%
Cuba 15 1.75%
El Salvador 11 1.28%
Honduras 11 1.28%
Vietnam 10 1.17%
Federated States of Micronesia 8 0.93%
Russia 6 0.70%
Canada 5 0.58%
Laos 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 52 6.07%
Total 857 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 October 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 857 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($92,778.82) per day, ($649,451.74) per week, and ($33,864,269.30) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 857 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 October 1, 2019.

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