Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report September 2021

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report September 2021

October 16, 2021

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on September 1, 2021 that 572 of the 726 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 78.79 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 September 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
September 1, 202172657278.79%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 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 (159 MEX national inmates), Washington (122 MEX national inmates), Multnomah (87 MEX national inmates), Clackamas (29 MEX national inmates), Lane (28 MEX national inmates), Umatilla (21 MEX national inmates) and Jackson (19 MEX national inmates) had 465 of the 572 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 81.29 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 September 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
Marion15927.80%
Washington12221.33%
Multnomah8715.21%
Clackamas295.07%
Lane284.90%
Umatilla213.67%
Jackson193.32%
Yamhill172.97%
Linn122.10%
Deschutes111.92%
Benton81.40%
Polk81.40%
Klamath71.22%
Lincoln61.05%
Malheur61.05%
Clatsop50.87%
Hood River50.87%
Jefferson40.70%
Tillamook40.70%
Coos30.52%
Douglas30.52%
Josephine30.52%
Union20.35%
Curry10.17%
Morrow10.17%
Wasco10.17%
Baker00.00%
Columbia00.00%
Crook00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Lake00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Total572100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 572 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 347 of the 572 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 60.66 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 September 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
Sex Abuse13323.25%
Rape12922.55%
Sodomy8514.86%
Homicide8214.34%
Assault498.57%
Kidnapping223.85%
Drugs213.67%
Robbery172.97%
Burglary111.92%
Driving Offense20.35%
Theft10.17%
Vehicle Theft10.17%
Arson00.00%
Escape00.00%
Forgery00.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes193.32%
Total572100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 82 of the 110 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 74.55 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers from September 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
Rape16112980.12%
Sex Abuse15613385.26%
Homicide1108274.55%
Sodomy1038582.52%
Assault664974.24%
Robbery341750.00%
Kidnapping282278.57%
Drugs242187.50%
Burglary131184.62%
Driving Offense5240.00%
Theft11100.00%
Vehicle Theft11100.00%
Arson000.00%
Escape000.00%
Forgery000.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes241979.17%
Total726572 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 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 572 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($66,861.08) per day, ($468,027.56) per week, and ($24,404,294.20) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 572 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 September 1, 2021.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, March 2021: 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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