U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report November 2019

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report November 2019

December 9, 2019

By David Olen Cross

The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes.

The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (Note: The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from November 30, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

– Mexico 20,363 inmates, 11.6 percent;
– Colombia 1,628 inmates, 0.9 percent;
– Dominican Republic 1,434 inmates, 0.8 percent;
– Cuba 1,104 inmates, 0.6 percent;
– Other / unknown countries 9,121 inmates, 5.2 percent;
– United States 142,500 inmates, 80.9 percent;

Total Inmates: 176,150 inmates.

To explain the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

Combining November 30th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 33,650 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 19.1 percent of the federal prison population.

With 20,363 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 60.5 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason inmates are serving time in federal prisons is for immigration crimes. There were 10,113 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.2 percent of the federal prison population.

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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