A new report just released shows that in 2018 non-citizens made up more than half of all federal arrests in the U.S.
This is a shocking statistic and proves President Trump’s comment that “they aren’t sending their best” when he discussed illegals crossing our border from Mexico.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 64 percent of all federal arrests in 2018 involved non-citizens.
That’s almost double the arrests from the year 1998 when the arrests were at 37 percent.
The report, “Immigration, Citizenship, and the Federal Justice System, 1998-2018,” which was was written by BJS statistician Mark Motivans. The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the federal agency responsible for “collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States,” according to a news release. Jeffrey H. Anderson is the director.
The report shows that non-citizen arrests rose 234 percent:
In two decades, federal arrests of Central Americans rose from 1,171 in 1998 to 39,858 in 2018, a more than 30-fold increase. Meanwhile, the share of federal arrests involving U.S. citizens fell from 63 percent to 36 percent. In 2018, U.S. federal law enforcement arrested more Mexicans than U.S. citizens, 78,062 to 70,542 respectively.
Based on fiscal years:
-In 1998, 63% of all federal arrests were of U.S. citizens; in 2018, 64% of all federal arrests were of non-U.S. citizens
-Non-U.S. citizens, who make up 7% of the U.S. population (per the U.S. Census Bureau for 2017), accounted for 15% of all federal arrests and 15% of prosecutions in U.S. district court for non-immigration crimes in
-The portion of total federal arrests that took place in the fve judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border almost doubled from 1998 (33%) to 2018 (65%).
-Ninety-fve percent of the increase in federal arrests across 20 years was due to immigration ofenses .
-In 2018, 90% of suspects arrested for federal immigration crimes were male; 10% were female.