Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report February 2020

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report February 2020

March 18, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2020 that 662 of the 826 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 80.15 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 February 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
February 1, 2020 826 662 80.15%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 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 (171 MEX national inmates), Washington (142 MEX national inmates), Multnomah (99 MEX national inmates), Clackamas (44 MEX national inmates), Lane (32 MEX national inmates), Jackson (26 MEX national inmates) and Umatilla (26 MEX national inmates) had 540 of the 662 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 81.57 percent of the MEX national inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates on February 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 171 25.83%
Washington 142 21.45%
Multnomah 99 14.95%
Clackamas 44 6.65%
Lane 32 4.83%
Jackson 26 3.93%
Umatilla 26 3.93%
Yamhill 18 2.72%
Linn 15 2.27%
Polk 11 1.66%
Benton 10 1.51%
Deschutes 10 1.51%
Klamath 10 1.51%
Jefferson 7 1.06%
Lincoln 7 1.06%
Hood River 6 0.91%
Malheur 6 0.91%
Tillamook 5 0.76%
Coos 4 0.60%
Clatsop 3 0.45%
Douglas 3 0.45%
Wasco 3 0.45%
Josephine 2 0.30%
Morrow 1 0.15%
Union 1 0.15%
Baker 0 0.00%
Columbia 0 0.00%
Crook 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Gilliam 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 February 20.

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

Significant numbers, there were 367 of the 662 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 55.44 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 February 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 152 22.96%
Rape 133 20.09%
Homicide 92 13.90%
Sodomy 82 12.39%
Assault 54 8.16%
Drugs 58 8.76%
Robbery 25 3.78%
Kidnapping 19 2.87%
Burglary 7 1.06%
Driving Offense 5 0.76%
Theft 2 0.30%
Forgery 1 0.15%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.15%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 31 4.68%
Total 662 100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 92 of the 121 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 76.03 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from February 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 176 152 86.36%
Rape 166 133 80.12%
Homicide 121 92 76.03%
Sodomy 100 82 82.00%
Assault 70 54 77.14%
Drugs 61 58 95.08%
Robbery 40 25 62.50%
Kidnapping 27 19 70.37%
Burglary 11 7 63.64%
Theft 10 2 20.00%
Driving Offense 6 5 83.33%
Forgery 1 1 100.00%
Vehicle Theft 1 1 100.00%
Arson 0 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 36 31 86.11%
Total 826 662  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 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 February 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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