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Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data

According to DHS status indicators, over 251,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and April 30, 2018. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 663,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 1,351 homicide charges; 79,049 assault charges; 18,685 burglary charges; 79,900 drug charges; 815 kidnapping charges; 44,882 theft charges; 50,777 obstructing police charges; 4,292 robbery charges; 7,156 sexual assault charges; and 9,938 weapon charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 168,000 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 296,000 convictions including 583 homicide convictions; 29,768 assault convictions; 9,202 burglary convictions; 39,002 drug convictions; 282 kidnapping convictions; 20,355 theft convictions; 24,836 obstructing police convictions; 2,245 robbery convictions; 3,317 sexual assault convictions; and 4,117 weapon convictions. Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 197,000 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.