Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in December 2019

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in December 2019

February 4, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

On December 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 186 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 22.22 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 186 criminal aliens incarcerated on December 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Rape 46 24.73%
Sex Abuse 43 23.12%
Assault 24 12.90%
Sodomy 22 11.83%
Homicide 20 10.75%
Drugs 11 5.91%
Robbery 10 5.38%
Burglary 5 2.69%
Theft 2 1.08%
Kidnapping 1 0.54%
Arson 0 0.00%
Driving Offense 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 2 1.08%
Total 186 100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from December 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Washington County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 177 43 24.29%
Rape 168 46 27.38%
Homicide 124 20 16.13%
Sodomy 103 22 21.36%
Assault 75 24 32.00%
Drugs 60 11 18.33%
Robbery 39 10 25.64%
Kidnapping 26 1 3.85%
Burglary 12 5 41.67%
Theft 11 2 18.18%
Driving Offense 3 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 1 0 0.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 38 2 5.26%
Total 837 186

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

Criminal aliens from 24 identified countries have harmed or victimized Washington County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 148 of 186 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 79.57 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 186 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Washington County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Washington County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Washington County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 148 79.57%
Guatemala 9 4.84%
EL Salvador 4 2.15%
Cuba 3 1.61%
Honduras 3 1.61%
Other Countries 19 10.22%
Total 186 100.00%

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

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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