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Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data

According to DHS status indicators, over 235,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and October 31, 2017. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 625,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 1,276 homicide charges; 74,528 assault charges; 17,856 burglary charges; 75,033 drug charges; 758 kidnapping charges; 42,979 theft charges; 48,298 obstructing police charges; 4,108 robbery charges; 6,721 sexual assault charges; and 9,382 weapons charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 157,000 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 280,000 convictions including 535 homicide convictions; 28,038 assault convictions; 8,765 burglary convictions; 36,857 drug convictions; 264 kidnapping convictions; 19,577 theft convictions; 23,702 obstructing police convictions; 2,117 robbery convictions; 3,093 sexual assault convictions; and 3,902 weapons convictions. Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 186,000 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.