Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas May 2021

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas May 2021

June 11, 2021

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on May 1, 2021 that 657 of the 742 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 88.54 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

– North America (Mexico and Canada) had 585 criminal aliens — 89.04percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 53 criminal aliens — 8.07 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– South America (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Colombia) had seven criminal aliens — 1.07 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– The West Indies (Cuba, Grenada and Jamaica) had 12 criminal aliens — 1.83 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 16 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 581 of 657 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 88.43 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 657 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from the Americas were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE immigration detainers placed on them.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 657 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountryDOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the AmericasDOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas
Mexico58188.43%
Guatemala223.35%
El Salvador131.98%
Honduras121.83%
Cuba101.52%
Canada40.61%
Ecuador30.46%
Costa Rica20.30%
Nicaragua20.30%
Peru20.30%
Argentina10.15%
Belize10.15%
Colombia10.15%
Grenada10.15%
Jamaica10.15%
Panama10.15%
Total657100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 657 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 399 of the 657 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — rape, sex abuse and sodomy — 60.73 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated on May 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CrimeTotal Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the AmericasDOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas
Rape15523.59%
Sex Abuse15122.98%
Homicide9814.92%
Sodomy9314.16%
Assault497.46%
Drugs253.81%
Kidnapping253.81%
Robbery243.65%
Burglary91.37%
Driving Offense30.46%
Theft30.46%
Vehicle Theft10.15%
Arson00.00%
Escape00.00%
Forgery00.00%
Other / Combination Crimes213.20%
Total657100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 26 of 36 Oregon counties — 72.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated on May 1st that weresentto prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountyDOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from the AmericasDOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from the Americas
Marion17126.03%
Washington14522.07%
Multnomah10716.29%
Clackamas345.18%
Lane324.87%
Umatilla243.65%
Jackson233.50%
Yamhill213.20%
Linn121.83%
Deschutes111.67%
Benton91.37%
Polk91.37%
Klamath81.22%
Malheur71.07%
Hood River60.91%
Lincoln60.91%
Clatsop50.76%
Josephine50.76%
Coos40.61%
Douglas40.61%
Jefferson40.61%
Tillamook40.61%
Morrow30.46%
Curry10.15%
Union10.15%
Wasco10.15%
Baker00.00%
Columbia00.00%
Crook00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Lake00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Total657100.00%

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

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state’s counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

An individual inmate incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($116.89) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 657 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($76,796.73) per day, ($537,577.11) per week, and ($28,030,806.45) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 657 criminal aliens from the Americas 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 May 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 crime a 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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