Criminal Convictions of Legal & Illegal Immigrants in Texas

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JustFactsDaily.com (link here) put out another question pertaining to crimes committed by non-U.S. residents in Texas. Here is the question and answer:

Over the course of their criminal careers, how many crimes have the 145,000 non-U.S. citizens booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014 been convicted of thus far?

Correct Answer
More than 100,000

Just Facts obtained this information from the Texas Department of Public Safety (link here). Here is the breakdown of the criminal offenses and how serious of individuals law enforcement are dealing with.

According DHS status indicators, over 145,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 389,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 795 homicide charges; 45,641 assault charges; 12,029 burglary charges; 45,608 drug charges; 496 kidnapping charges; 28,507 theft charges; 31,266 obstructing police charges; 2,648 robbery charges; 4,039 sexual assault charges; and 5,952 weapons charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 96,000 or 53% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of their last arrest.

According to DPS criminal history records, those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 181,000 convictions including 336 homicide convictions; 17,382 assault convictions; 5,513 burglary convictions; 23,920 drug convictions; 172 kidnapping convictions; 13,097 theft convictions; 16,128 obstructing police convictions; 1,159 robbery convictions; 1,913 sexual assault convictions; and 2,638 weapons convictions.

Of the criminal aliens associated with these arrest and convictions, over 95,000 or 66% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of arrest.

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