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Seems like immigration enforcement could save us a bunch of $ on the prison system. Savings might even pay for the wall...


In fiscal year 2018, the courts reported 69,425 felony and Class A misdemeanor cases to the Commission. This represents an increase of 2,552 cases from the prior fiscal year, and the first increase since fiscal year 2011.

• The race of federal offenders remained largely unchanged from prior years. In fiscal year 2018, 54.3 percent of all offenders were Hispanic, 21.2 percent were White, 20.6 percent were Black, and 3.8 percent were of another race. Non-U.S. citizens accounted for 42.7 percent of all federal offenders.

• Immigration cases accounted for the largest single group of offenses in fiscal year 2018, comprising 34.4 percent of all reported cases. Cases involving drugs, firearms, and fraud were the next most common types of offenses after immigration cases. Together these four types of offenses accounted for 82.9 percent of all cases reported to the Commission in fiscal year 2018.

• Among drug cases, offenses involving methamphetamine were most common, accounting for 39.8 percent of all drug cases.

https://www.ussc.gov/sites/def...t-and-Sourcebook.pdf



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Non-U.S. citizens accounted for 42.7 percent of all federal offenders.


Yep. Non-citizens are going to account for nearly all immigration offenses. 91.5%, in fact, according to the report. And as stated, immigration offenses were the largest single group of offenses in the report, since the stats only pulled from federal courts.

So that doesn't really tell us much, since the immigration stats skew the overall percentage. For the majority of other offenses, the non-citizen percentage is less than 10%.

Perhaps you could sort out the total citizenship stats for all offenses excluding immigration? That would give a more accurate idea of the point you're trying to make. (But even then, it would still only be federal offenses, since it doesn't draw from any state/local courts.)
 
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see table 9, page 52



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Yeah, the individual data is there, if someone were inclined to crunch the numbers. But the only total currently presented is for all offenses, including immigration.

If you have time, I'd love to see it.
 
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Also, keep in mind that "non-citizen" does include residents and other legal aliens.

There's another chart on Page 53 that breaks non-citizen offenders in each category down into legal/illegal alien percentages. So you'd need to crunch those too, as an additional step.

You'd need to go by each non-immigration offense category, taking the percentage of non-citizens from the total number of offenses in that category, and then taking the percentage of illegal aliens from that non-citizen total. Then repeat for all 29 non-immigration offenses.

Then tally all that up and compare that total illegal alien non-citizen non-immigration percentage of a percentage against the total number of non-immigration offenses to get the overall, non-immigration-related, illegal alien federal offender percentage.

*whew*

That's a lot of work.

So I bet the headline that will be trending on Facebook, Twitter, and the (conservative) news will just be "Government report shows nearly half the crimes are committed by aliens!", based on that simple 42.7% initially presented. It's tough to fit all the caveats about the data also including immigration offenses, and also including legal aliens, and only including federal offenses, into 160 characters or a 5 second soundbyte. Wink
 
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