Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas December 2019

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas December 2019

January 17, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 752 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 89.84 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

– North America (Mexico and Canada) had 680 criminal aliens — 90.43. percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 46 criminal aliens — 6.12 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– South America (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) had nine criminal aliens — 1.20 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Turks) had 17 criminal aliens — 2.26 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 17 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 675 of 752 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 89.76 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 752 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from the Americas were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 752 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas
Mexico 675 89.76%
Guatemala 20 2.66%
Cuba 15 1.99%
Honduras 11 1.46%
El Salvador 9 1.20%
Canada 5 0.66%
Ecuador 3 0.40%
Peru 3 0.40%
Costa Rica 2 0.27%
Nicaragua 2 0.27%
Argentina 1 0.13%
Belize 1 0.13%
Brazil 1 0.13%
Colombia 1 0.13%
Jamaica 1 0.13%
Panama 1 0.13%
Turks 1 0.13%
Total 752 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 752 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 408 of the 752 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 54.26 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated on December 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas
Sex Abuse 165 21.94%
Rape 150 19.95%
Homicide 109 14.49%
Sodomy 93 12.37%
Assault 68 9.04%
Drugs 59 7.85%
Robbery 29 3.86%
Kidnapping 23 3.06%
Burglary 9 1.20%
Theft 8 1.06%
Driving Offense 3 0.40%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.13%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 35 4.65%
Total 752 100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 26 of 36 Oregon counties — 72.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated on December 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from the Americas DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from the Americas
Marion 184 24.47%
Washington 171 22.74%
Multnomah 120 15.96%
Clackamas 54 7.18%
Lane 35 4.65%
Jackson 30 3.99%
Umatilla 29 3.86%
Yamhill 20 2.66%
Linn 16 2.13%
Benton 12 1.60%
Polk 12 1.60%
Deschutes 10 1.33%
Klamath 10 1.33%
Jefferson 7 0.93%
Malheur 6 0.80%
Lincoln 5 0.66%
Tillamook 5 0.66%
Coos 4 0.53%
Hood River 4 0.53%
Josephine 4 0.53%
Wasco 4 0.53%
Clatsop 3 0.40%
Douglas 3 0.40%
Morrow 2 0.27%
Gilliam 1 0.13%
Union 1 0.13%
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 752 100.00%

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

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state’s counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

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

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 752 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($81,411.52) per day, ($569,880.64) per week, and ($29,715,204.80) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 752 criminal aliens from the Americas 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 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 crime a 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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