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Accession Number PB2012-113965
Title Secure Communities: Criminal Alien Removals Increased, but Technology Planning Improvements Needed.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 59p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Data from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicate that the percentage of its removals attributable to Secure Communities increased from about 4 percent in fiscal year 2009 to about 20 percent in fiscal year 2011. Of about 183,000 aliens removed under the program from October 2008 through March 2012, about 74 percent had a criminal conviction. ICE did not have state or local arrest charges for about 56 percent of alien Secure Communities removals from October 2010 (when ICE began collecting arrest charges) through March 2012, so we were unable to determine the most frequent arrest charges under the program. For the 44 percent of aliens removed on whom ICE collected arrest charge data, traffic offenses, including driving under the influence of alcohol, were the most frequent arrest charges. ICE is taking steps to improve the collection of arrest charge data, but it is too early to assess the effectiveness of its efforts.
Keywords Aliens
Communities
Crime prevention
Data collection
Homeland security
Immigrants
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Law enforcement
Offenders
Security

 
Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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