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Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data

According to DHS status indicators, over 245,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2018. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 650,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 1,323 homicide charges; 77,448 assault charges; 18,410 burglary charges; 78,198 drug charges; 797 kidnapping charges; 44,210 theft charges; 49,921 obstructing police charges; 4,248 robbery charges; 7,012 sexual assault charges; and 9,739 weapon charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 164,000 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 291,000 convictions including 566 homicide convictions; 29,164 assault convictions; 9,060 burglary convictions; 38,287 drug convictions; 274 kidnapping convictions; 20,082 theft convictions; 24,451 obstructing police convictions; 2,202 robbery convictions; 3,244 sexual assault convictions; and 4,036 weapon convictions. Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 193,000 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.