Federal Arrest Statistics Show the Explosion of Illegal Alien Crime

Article author: 
Brenda Walker
Article publisher: 
Limits to Growth
Article date: 
23 August 2019
Article category: 
Our American Future
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On Thursday, the Department of Justice released a report that reveals just how much crime committed by unlawful foreigners has increased in recent years.

Titled Immigration, Citizenship, and the Federal Justice System, 1998-2018, the paper has a chart that shows what open borders have done to this country. Clearly, if the United States had effective immigration enforcement, the country would be a lot safer because citizen crime has decreased while illegal alien lawbreaking has skyrocketed over the past 20 years....

Here are a few important statistics from the report:

  • 64% of all federal arrests were non-US citizens
  • 43% of all suspects prosecuted in federal courts were non-US citizens
  • Non-US citizens made up just 7% of US population ...

Breitbart crunched some of the report’s numbers:

DOJ: Federal Arrests of Foreigners More than Tripled in Last 20 Years, Breitbart.com, August 22, 2019

The number of federal arrests of foreign nationals, that is non-United States citizens living in the country, has more than tripled over the last two decades, new Department of Justice (DOJ) data reveals.

report by DOJ finds that while federal arrests of U.S. citizens rose just ten percent between 1998 and 2018, federal arrests of non-U.S. citizens rose about 234 percent over the same period.

For example, in 1998, 63 percent of all federal arrests were of U.S. citizens, while non-U.S. citizens accounted for about 37 percent of all federal arrests. In 2018, about 64 percent of all federal arrests were of non-U.S. citizens — accounting for 24 percent of all federal drug arrests, 25 percent of all federal property arrests, and 28 percent of all federal fraud arrests.

U.S. citizens, on the other hand, make up a small minority of federal arrests today, accounting for only 36 percent of all federal arrests in 2018. The data is not broken down on how many of these U.S. citizens are naturalized citizens, foreign-born, and how many are native-born U.S. citizens.

Though non-U.S. citizens represent just seven percent of the total U.S. population, they accounted for 15 percent of all federal arrests and 15 percent of all prosecutions for non-immigration related crimes in 2018. This indicates that non-U.S. citizens were about 2.3 times as likely to be arrested or prosecuted for non-immigration related crimes. (Continues)...