Local October 6, 2020 | 9:18 am

1,247 Dominican nationals incarcerated in U.S. federal lockups

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U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report September 2020

By David Olen Cross

Santo Domingo.- The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nation’s boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes.

The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (Note: The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from September 26, 2020.).

Inmate Citizenship:

– Mexico 14,974 inmates, 9.7 percent;

– Colombia 1,568 inmates, 1.0 percent;

– Dominican Republic 1,247 inmates, 0.8 percent;

– Cuba 894 inmates, 0.6 percent;

– Other / unknown countries 7,471 inmates, 4.8 percent;

– United States 129,003 inmates, 83.1 percent.

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