Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2019

January 13, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,555 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.75 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 December 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
December 1, 2019 14,555 13,718 837 5.75%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on December 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 202 24.13%
Washington 186 22.22%
Multnomah 153 18.28%
Clackamas 60 7.17%
Lane 37 4.42%
Jackson 30 3.58%
Umatilla 29 3.46%
Yamhill 20 2.39%
Linn 17 2.03%
Benton 14 1.67%
Polk 12 1.43%
Deschutes 11 1.31%
Klamath 10 1.19%
Jefferson 7 0.84%
Lincoln 6 0.72%
Malheur 6 0.72%
Josephine 5 0.60%
Tillamook 5 0.60%
Clatsop 4 0.48%
Coos 4 0.48%
Hood River 4 0.48%
Wasco 4 0.48%
Douglas 3 0.36%
Morrow 3 0.36%
Union 2 0.24%
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 837 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 837 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on December 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 177 21.15%
Rape 168 20.07%
Homicide 124 14.81%
Sodomy 103 12.31%
Assault 75 8.96%
Drugs 60 7.17%
Robbery 39 4.66%
Kidnapping 26 3.11%
Burglary 12 1.43%
Theft 11 1.31%
Driving Offense 3 0.36%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.12%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 38 4.54%
Total 837 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from December 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 1,754 1,577 177 10.09%
Rape 982 814 168 17.11%
Homicide 1,793 1,669 124 6.92%
Sodomy 1,072 969 103 9.61%
Assault 2,077 2,002 75 3.61%
Drugs 920 860 60 6.52%
Robbery 1,419 1,380 39 2.75%
Kidnapping 257 231 26 10.12%
Burglary 1,131 1,119 12 1.06%
Theft 836 825 11 1.32%
Driving Offense 237 234 3 1.27%
Vehicle Theft 538 537 1 0.18%
Arson 76 76 0 0.00%
Escape 37 37 0 0.00%
Forgery 64 64 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,362 1,324 38 2.79%
Total 14,555 13,718 837  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 837 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on December 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 675 80.65%
Guatemala 20 2.39%
Cuba 15 1.79%
Honduras 11 1.31%
Vietnam 10 1.19%
El Salvador 9 1.08%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.72%
Russia 6 0.72%
Canada 5 0.60%
Laos 5 0.60%
Ukraine 5 0.60%
Philippines 4 0.48%
Cambodia 3 0.36%
Ecuador 3 0.36%
Marshall Islands 3 0.36%
Peru 3 0.36%
Thailand 3 0.36%
Other / Unknown Countries 51 6.09%
Total 837 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 837 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,613.62) per day, ($634,295.34) per week, and ($33,073,971.30) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 837 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 December 1, 2019.

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