Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report January 2020

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report January 2020

February 19, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on January 1, 2020 that 662 of the 822 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 80.54 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of Mexican nationals incarcerated in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by this specific group of criminal aliens).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on January 1st in the state’s prisons who declared themselves as being Mexican nationals.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers
January 1, 2020 822 662 80.54%

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

Mexican (MEX) national criminals were sent to DOC prisons from 26 of the 36 Oregon counties — 72.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (173 MEX national inmates), Washington (142 MEX national inmates), Multnomah (98 MEX national inmates), Clackamas (46 MEX national inmates), Lane (30 MEX national inmates), Jackson (27 MEX national inmates) and Umatilla (27 MEX national inmates) had 543 of the 662 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 82.02 percent of the MEX national inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates on January 1st incarcerated in the state’s prison system from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ICE Detainers
Marion 173 26.13%
Washington 142 21.45%
Multnomah 98 14.80%
Clackamas 46 6.95%
Lane 30 4.53%
Jackson 27 4.08%
Umatilla 27 4.08%
Yamhill 18 2.72%
Linn 14 2.11%
Polk 11 1.66%
Benton 10 1.51%
Klamath 10 1.51%
Deschutes 9 1.36%
Jefferson 7 1.06%
Malheur 6 0.91%
Hood River 5 0.76%
Lincoln 5 0.76%
Tillamook 5 0.76%
Coos 4 0.60%
Wasco 4 0.60%
Clatsop 3 0.45%
Douglas 3 0.45%
Josephine 2 0.30%
Gilliam 1 0.15%
Morrow 1 0.15%
Union 1 0.15%
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 662 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 662 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 368 of the 662 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 55.59 percent of the Mexican national inmates in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on January 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 153 23.11%
Rape 132 19.94%
Homicide 93 14.05%
Sodomy 83 12.54%
Assault 57 8.61%
Drugs 57 8.61%
Robbery 24 3.63%
Kidnapping 18 2.72%
Burglary 8 1.21%
Driving Offense 3 0.45%
Theft 2 0.30%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.15%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 31 4.68%
Total 662 100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 93 of the 122 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 76.23 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from January 1st, the following table reveals the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated by type of crime, the number of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Number of Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 176 153 86.93%
Rape 164 132 80.49%
Homicide 122 93 76.23%
Sodomy 101 83 82.18%
Assault 73 57 78.08%
Drugs 60 57 95.00%
Robbery 38 24 63.16%
Kidnapping 26 18 69.23%
Burglary 12 8 66.67%
Theft 10 2 20.00%
Driving Offense 4 3 75.00%
Vehicle Theft 1 1 100.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 35 31 88.57%
Total 822 662  

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

Beyond the DOC Mexican national incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per type of crime, criminal aliens from Mexico place a substantial economic burden on Oregonians.

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

The DOC’s incarceration cost for 662 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($71,668.12) per day, ($501,676.84) per week, and ($26,158,863.80) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 662 Mexican national inmates 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 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 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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