Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas August 2020

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas August 2020

September 13, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on August 1, 2020 that 735 of the 826 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 — 88.98 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 665 criminal aliens — 90.48 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 48 criminal aliens — 6.53 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– South America (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) had eight criminal aliens — 1.09 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

– The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Grenada) had 14 criminal aliens — 1.90 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 17 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 662 of 735 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 90.07 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 735 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 735 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on August 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas
Mexico 662 90.07%
Guatemala 19 2.59%
Honduras 12 1.63%
Cuba 11 1.50%
El Salvador 11 1.50%
Canada 3 0.41%
Ecuador 3 0.41%
Costa Rica 2 0.27%
Jamaica 2 0.27%
Nicaragua 2 0.27%
Peru 2 0.27%
Argentina 1 0.14%
Belize 1 0.14%
Brazil 1 0.14%
Colombia 1 0.14%
Grenada 1 0.14%
Panama 1 0.14%
Total 735 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 735 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 411 of the 735 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — rape, sex abuse and sodomy — 55.92 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 August 1stby type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas
Rape 158 21.50%
Sex Abuse 158 21.50%
Homicide 103 14.01%
Sodomy 95 12.93%
Assault 63 8.57%
Drugs 59 8.03%
Robbery 29 3.95%
Kidnapping 24 3.27%
Burglary 8 1.09%
Driving Offense 6 0.82%
Theft 3 0.41%
Forgery 1 0.14%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.14%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 27 3.67%
Total 735 100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 25 of 36 Oregon counties — 69.44 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 August 1st that weresentto prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from the Americas DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from the Americas
Marion 186 25.31%
Washington 162 22.04%
Multnomah 119 16.19%
Clackamas 42 5.71%
Lane 34 4.63%
Jackson 30 4.08%
Umatilla 27 3.67%
Yamhill 21 2.86%
Linn 15 2.04%
Deschutes 13 1.77%
Polk 11 1.50%
Klamath 10 1.36%
Benton 9 1.22%
Jefferson 8 1.09%
Lincoln 8 1.09%
Malheur 8 1.09%
Hood River 7 0.95%
Tillamook 5 0.68%
Coos 4 0.54%
Josephine 4 0.54%
Clatsop 3 0.41%
Douglas 3 0.41%
Wasco 3 0.41%
Morrow 2 0.27%
Union 1 0.14%
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 735 100.00%

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

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 ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 735 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($79,571.10) per day, ($556,997.70) per week, and ($29,043,451.50) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 735 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 August 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 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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