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Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data

According to DHS status indicators, over 230,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and August 31, 2017. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 612,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 1,254 homicide charges; 72,899 assault charges; 17,594 burglary charges; 73,357 drug charges; 741 kidnapping charges; 42,383 theft charges; 47,418 obstructing police charges; 4,026 robbery charges; 6,588 sexual assault charges; and 9,204 weapons charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 153,000 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 275,000 convictions including 521 homicide convictions; 27,456 assault convictions; 8,640 burglary convictions; 36,082 drug convictions; 255 kidnapping convictions; 19,326 theft convictions; 23,309 obstructing police convictions; 2,067 robbery convictions; 3,023 sexual assault convictions; and 3,835 weapons convictions. Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 183,000 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.