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Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data

According to DHS status indicators, over 225,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and June 30, 2017. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 600,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 1,227 homicide charges; 71,374 assault charges; 17,291 burglary charges; 71,790 drug charges; 729 kidnapping charges; 41,814 theft charges; 46,526 obstructing police charges; 3,962 robbery charges; 6,450 sexual assault charges; and 9,016 weapons charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 150,000 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 269,000 convictions including 501 homicide convictions; 26,893 assault convictions; 8,488 burglary convictions; 35,343 drug convictions; 248 kidnapping convictions; 19,011 theft convictions; 22,876 obstructing police convictions; 2,041 robbery convictions; 2,947 sexual assault convictions; and 3,750 weapons convictions. Of the convictions associated with criminal alien arrests, over 179,000 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.