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NCJ Number: NCJ 238581     Find in a Library
Title: Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Mark Motivans Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 44
  Annotation: This report from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics presents information on criminal and civil immigration violations handled by the Federal justice system during 2010.
Abstract: This report presents data on immigration offenders in the Federal justice system in 2010 in three main categories: apprehension, arrest, and prosecution; courts; and corrections and supervision. Highlights on apprehensions, arrests, and prosecutions include the following: apprehensions for immigration violations dropped to 516,992, the lowest level since 1972; apprehensions for immigration offenses declined 16.6 percent between 2005 and 2010; 83 percent of all Federal immigration offenders arrested for Federal charges were booked in Federal courts in 11 cities along the Southwest U.S. border; and 83 percent of deportable aliens in 2010 were from Mexico. Highlights on immigration offenders in courts include the following: illegal reentry accounted for 81 percent of immigration offense charges in 2010; 97 percent of immigration defendants in cases in U.S. district courts were convicted; 66 percent of immigration defendants charged in U.S. district courts in 2010 had a prior felony arrest; and 93 percent of defendants charged with an immigration offense were male, 96 percent were Hispanic, and 88 percent were over the age of 25. Highlights on immigration defendants involved with corrections and supervision include the following: 81 percent of immigration defendants received a prison sentence, with 15 months being the medium term; 82 percent of convicted immigration offenders were in Federal prison and 18 percent were on supervised release in the community; and 90 percent of immigration offenders in Federal prison were convicted on illegal entry or illegal reentry offenses. Data for this report were obtained from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Federal Justice Statistics Program, and seven Federal agencies: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Executive Office of Immigration Review. Tables, figures, and maps
Main Term(s): Immigration offenses
Index Term(s): Criminal justice statistics ; District Courts (Federal) ; Immigrants/Aliens ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal criminal justice system ; Hispanic
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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