National Data | Chart | Criminal Alien Nation


Table 1:

2004

178,512

48,708

129,804

27.3%

Criminal Aliens in State Prisons

(end of fiscal year; states reimbursed by SCAAP)

2002 – 50 states

77,000

 

 

2003 – 47 states

74,000

 

 

Criminal Aliens in Local Jails

(end of fiscal year; local jurisdictions reimbursed by SCAAP)

2002 – 752 local jails

138,000

 

 

2003 – 696 local jails

147,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Source: General Accountability Office, “Information on Certain Illegal Aliens Arrested in the United States,” Letter to Congressman John N. Hostettler, May 9, 2005.]

 

Table 2:

ALIENS REMOVED BY REASON FOR REMOVAL,

FISCAL YEARS 1991-2003

 

 

 

Illegal entry or

 

 

 

 

Criminal

Present Without

 

% Removed for

Year

Total

Offenses

 Authorization

Other

Criminal Offenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991

33,189

14,475

18,275

439

43.6%

1992

43,671

20,098

23,117

456

46.0%

1993

42,542

22,470

19,682

390

52.8%

1994

45,674

24,581

20,750

343

53.8%

1995

50,924

25,684

24,934

306

50.4%

1996

69,680

27,655

41,647

378

39.7%

1997

114,432

34,113

79,367

952

29.8%

1998

173,146

35,946

135,856

1,344

20.8%

1999

180,902

41,995

136,832

2,075

23.2%

2000

185,987

41,076

142,529

2,382

22.1%

2001

77,739

40,112

135,483

2,144

22.6%

2002

150,084

37,723

110,652

1,709

25.1%

2003

186,151

39,600

144,493

2,058

21.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Dept. of Homeland Security, Immigration Statistics 2003, September 2004. Table 42.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.