Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report October 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report October 2019

November 25, 2019

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on October 1, 2019 that 689 of the 857 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 80.40 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of Mexican nationals incarcerated in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by this specific group of criminal aliens).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on October 1st in the state’s prisons who declared themselves as being Mexican nationals.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers
October 1, 2019 857 689 80.40%

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

Mexican (MEX) national criminals were sent to DOC prisons from 26 of the 36 Oregon counties — 72.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (178 MEX national inmates), Washington (146 MEX national inmates), Multnomah (104 MEX national inmates), Clackamas (53 MEX national inmates), Lane (34 MEX national inmates), Jackson (28 MEX national inmates) and Umatilla (27 MEX national inmates) had 570 of the 689 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 82.73 percent of the MEX national inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on that were sent  to prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ICE Detainers
Marion 178 25.83%
Washington 146 21.19%
Multnomah 104 15.09%
Clackamas 53 7.69%
Lane 34 4.93%
Jackson 28 4.06%
Umatilla 27 3.92%
Yamhill 19 2.76%
Linn 14 2.03%
Benton 11 1.60%
Polk 11 1.60%
Klamath 10 1.45%
Deschutes 9 1.31%
Jefferson 7 1.02%
Malheur 6 0.87%
Lincoln 5 0.73%
Tillamook 5 0.73%
Coos 4 0.58%
Wasco 4 0.58%
Clatsop 3 0.44%
Douglas 3 0.44%
Hood River 3 0.44%
Josephine 2 0.29%
Gilliam 1 0.15%
Morrow 1 0.15%
Union 1 0.15%
Baker 0 0.00%
Columbia 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 689 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 689 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 379 of the 689 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 55.01percent of the Mexican national inmates in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on October 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 159 23.08%
Rape 136 19.74%
Homicide 97 14.08%
Sodomy 84 12.19%
Drugs 61 8.85%
Assault 57 8.27%
Robbery 24 3.48%
Kidnapping 18 2.61%
Burglary 10 1.45%
Driving Offense 3 0.44%
Theft 2 0.29%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.15%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 37 5.37%
Total 689 100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 97 of the 126 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 76.98 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from October 1st, the following table reveals the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated by type of crime, the number of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Number of Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 183 159 86.89%
Rape 168 136 80.95%
Homicide 126 97 76.98%
Sodomy 104 84 80.77%
Assault 78 57 73.08%
Drugs 65 61 93.85%
Robbery 37 24 64.86%
Kidnapping 26 18 69.23%
Burglary 13 10 76.92%
Theft 11 2 18.18%
Driving Offense 4 3 75.00%
Vehicle Theft 1 1 100.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 41 37 90.24%
Total 857 689  

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

Beyond the DOC Mexican national incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per type of crime, criminal aliens from Mexico place a substantial economic burden on Oregonians.

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

The DOC’s incarceration cost for 689 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($74,591.14) per day, ($522,137.98) per week, and ($27,225,766.10) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 689 Mexican national inmates 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 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 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 current and past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

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