Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2020

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2020

February 12, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2020 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,483 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 822 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.68 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 January 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
January 1, 2020 14,483 13,661 822 5.68%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 20.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on January 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 201 24.45%
Washington 180 21.90%
Multnomah 150 18.25%
Clackamas 57 6.93%
Lane 35 4.26%
Jackson 30 3.65%
Umatilla 29 3.53%
Yamhill 19 2.31%
Linn 17 2.07%
Benton 13 1.58%
Polk 12 1.46%
Deschutes 11 1.34%
Klamath 10 1.22%
Jefferson 7 0.85%
Lincoln 7 0.85%
Malheur 6 0.73%
Hood River 5 0.61%
Josephine 5 0.61%
Tillamook 5 0.61%
Clatsop 4 0.49%
Coos 4 0.49%
Wasco 4 0.49%
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 822 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 822 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on January 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 176 21.41%
Rape 164 19.95%
Homicide 122 14.84%
Sodomy 101 12.29%
Assault 73 8.88%
Drugs 60 7.30%
Robbery 38 4.62%
Kidnapping 26 3.16%
Burglary 12 1.46%
Theft 10 1.22%
Driving Offense 4 0.49%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.12%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 35 4.26%
Total 822 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from January 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 1,765 1,589 176 9.97%
Rape 984 820 164 16.67%
Homicide 1,786 1,664 122 6.83%
Sodomy 1,065 964 101 9.48%
Assault 2,071 1,998 73 3.52%
Drugs 912 852 60 6.58%
Robbery 1,420 1,382 38 2.68%
Kidnapping 256 230 26 10.16%
Burglary 1,104 1,092 12 1.09%
Theft 819 809 10 1.22%
Driving Offense 234 230 4 1.71%
Vehicle Theft 557 556 1 0.18%
Arson 77 77 0 0.00%
Escape 35 35 0 0.00%
Forgery 68 68 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 1,330 1,295 35 2.63%
Total 14,483 13,661 822

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 20.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 822 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on January 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 662 80.54%
Guatemala 20 2.43%
Cuba 14 1.70%
Honduras 12 1.46%
Vietnam 10 1.22%
El Salvador 8 0.97%
Russia 6 0.73%
Canada 5 0.61%
Federated States of Micronesia 5 0.61%
Ukraine 5 0.61%
Laos 4 0.49%
Philippines 4 0.49%
Cambodia 3 0.36%
Ecuador 3 0.36%
Marshall Islands 3 0.36%
Peru 3 0.36%
Thailand 3 0.36%
Costa Rica 2 0.24%
Egypt 2 0.24%
England 2 0.24%
Ethiopia 2 0.24%
Germany 2 0.24%
Japan 2 0.24%
Nicaragua 2 0.24%
Romania 2 0.24%
Scotland 2 0.24%
South Africa 2 0.24%
South Korea 2 0.24%
Wales 2 0.24%
Other / Unknown Countries 28 3.41%
Total 822 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20.

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 822 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($88,989.72) per day, ($622,928.04) per week, and ($32,481,247.80) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 822 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 January 1, 2020.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated January 1, 2020.

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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