220K Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Texas in 6 Years, Says DPS

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported nearly a quarter million criminal aliens have been jailed in Texas over the past six years. The State’s criminal courts handed down convictions for nearly 600,000 criminal offenses during this period for crimes including murder, assault, burglary, drug possession and distribution, kidnapping, theft, robbery, sexual assaults, and weapons charges.

According to a report from the State’s top law enforcement agency, more than 220,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails during the period of June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2017. The report obtained by Breitbart Texas states the criminal aliens cited in the report have a laundry list of criminal activity during their time in the state.

Texas Department of Public Safety Chart

Criminal charges filed against these aliens include: 1,211 homicide; 70,500 assault; 17,132 burglary; 70,875 drug; 716 kidnapping; 41,464 theft; 46,028 obstructing police; 3,911 robbery; 6,361 sexual assault; and 8,906 weapons.

Officials stated according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), at least 148,000 (66 percent) of the more than 220,000 criminal aliens jailed entered the U.S. illegally.

Law enforcement officials filed nearly 600,000 criminal offenses against these criminal aliens during their careers, DPS officials stated. Those charges resulted in more than 266,000 convictions.

Those convictions include:

  • 496 homicide;
  • 26,565 assault;
  • 8,411 burglary;
  • 34,929 drug;
  • 246 kidnapping;
  • 18,851 theft;
  • 22,644 obstructing police;
  • 2,011 robbery;
  • 2,906 sexual assault; and
  • 3,707 weapons.

Sixty-six percent of those convictions were earned by criminal aliens illegally present in the U.S. at the time of their arrest, DHS officials reported to DPS.

DPS officials noted these arrest records and criminal convictions only include offenses in Texas. The arrestees could have records in other states. The numbers of illegal immigrants arrested and convicted could also be larger as DHS does not always have fingerprint or biometric information to match records to actual persons.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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