Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report March 2021

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report March 2021

April 12, 2021

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2021 that 595 of the 756 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 78.70 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 March 1st in the state’s prisons who declared themselves as being Mexican nationals.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/YearDOC Total Inmates W/ICE DetainersDOC Number of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers
March 1, 202175659578.70%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 21.

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 (165 MEX national inmates), Washington (124 MEX national inmates), Multnomah (92 MEX national inmates), Clackamas (33 MEX national inmates), Lane (27 MEX national inmates), Jackson (22 MEX national inmates) and Umatilla (22 MEX national inmates) had 485 of the 595 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 81.51 percent of the MEX national inmates.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountyDOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ ICE DetainersDOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ICE Detainers
Marion16527.73%
Washington12420.84%
Multnomah9215.46%
Clackamas335.55%
Lane274.54%
Jackson223.70%
Umatilla223.70%
Yamhill183.03%
Linn111.85%
Deschutes101.68%
Benton81.34%
Klamath81.34%
Polk81.34%
Lincoln71.18%
Malheur71.18%
Hood River61.01%
Clatsop50.84%
Coos40.67%
Jefferson40.67%
Tillamook40.67%
Douglas30.50%
Josephine30.50%
Curry10.17%
Morrow10.17%
Union10.17%
Wasco10.17%
Baker00.00%
Columbia00.00%
Crook00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Lake00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Total595100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 21.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 595 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 362 of the 595 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — rape, sex abuse and sodomy — 60.84 percent of the Mexican national inmates in the state’s prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CrimeDOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE DetainersDOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Rape13823.19%
Sex Abuse13823.19%
Sodomy8614.45%
Homicide8514.29%
Assault447.39%
Drugs284.71%
Kidnapping223.70%
Robbery213.53%
Burglary61.01%
Driving Offense20.34%
Theft20.34%
Vehicle Theft20.34%
Arson00.00%
Escape00.00%
Forgery00.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes213.53%
Total595100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 21.

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 85 of the 112 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 75.89 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers from March 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
CrimeDOC Total Number of Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE DetainersDOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE DetainersDOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers
Rape17313879.77%
Sex Abuse16113885.71%
Homicide1128575.89%
Sodomy1058681.90%
Assault624470.97%
Robbery382155.26%
Drugs322887.50%
Kidnapping282278.57%
Burglary8675.00%
Driving Offense4250.00%
Theft4250.00%
Vehicle Theft22100.00%
Arson000.00%
Escape000.00%
Forgery000.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes272177.78%
Total756595 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 21.

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 ($116.89) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for 595 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($69,549.55) per day, ($486,846.85) per week, and ($25,385,585.75) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 595 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 March 1, 2021.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, November 2020: 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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