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Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data

According to DHS status indicators, over 238,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and November 30, 2017.  During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 632,000 criminal offenses.  Those arrests include 1,288 homicide charges; 75,337 assault charges; 17,987 burglary charges; 75,868 drug charges; 768 kidnapping charges; 43,273 theft charges; 48,725 obstructing police charges; 4,150 robbery charges; 6,788 sexual assault charges; and 9,481 weapon charges.   Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 159,000 or 66% 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 283,000 convictions including 541 homicide convictions; 28,324 assault convictions; 8,834 burglary convictions; 37,206 drug convictions; 266 kidnapping convictions; 19,704 theft convictions; 23,898 obstructing police convictions; 2,142 robbery convictions; 3,130 sexual assault convictions; and 3,948 weapon convictions.  Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 188,000 or 66% are associated with aliens who were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of their last arrest.

Criminal Alien Statistic
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Note: These are Texas charges for these criminal alien arrestees as reported to DPS by local agencies – the arrestees charted here may have offenses in other states. Texas arrestees who have not had interaction with the DHS which resulted in the collection of fingerprints are not included as their identity cannot be biometrically verified by DHS.