Skip to comments.DOJ Report: Nearly Half of Fed Crimes Near Mexican Border
Posted on 08/05/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT by jazusamo
Crime is so high along the Mexican border that nearly half of all the criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors in the United States last fiscal year were concentrated in a handful of districts located in that region, according to the U.S. governments figures.
Its not as if this is new, but to see it spelled out in a government report with a detailed breakdown is truly alarming. The statistics illustrate that the Mexican-border region is a cesspool of crime thats costing American taxpayers a chunk of change not to mention loads of grief. There are 94 federal court districts in this country and the five located near the southern border see a large portion of criminal cases, according to the Justice Departments annual report on criminal prosecutions. The five federal districts also have the biggest number of defendants actually convicted of federal crimes.
Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%or 24,746were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border. This includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Western Texas and Southern Texas. The two Texas districts each had more than double the convictions of all four federal court districts in the state of New York combined, according to the DOJ report. The Western Texas District had the nations heaviest crime flow, with 6,341 cases filed by the feds. In Southern Texas 6,130 cases were filed, 4,848 in Southern California, 3,889 in New Mexico and 3,538 in Arizona.
Not surprisingly, most of the offenses were immigration related. In fact, 38.6% of all federal cases (23,744) filed last year involved immigration, the DOJ report confirms. Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. This is hardly earth-shattering news in fact, the nations southern border region has for years been known for its high crime rate compared to the rest of the country.
However, the problem has escalated at an alarming rate in the last few years. Last spring Judicial Watch reported that violence in the region has gotten so out of control that both Mexican and American journalists have largely stopped reporting it out of fear that drug cartels will retaliate against them and their families. Around the same time a small town paper in Reynosa, the twin borer city of McAllen in south Texas, bravely ran a story describing the fear and panic that filled the streets during a three-hour firefight between rival drug cartels.
Years earlier JW reported that federal agents guarding the U.S.-Mexico border had been ordered to stay away from the most crime-infested stretches because theyre too dangerous and patrolling them could result in an international incident of cross border shooting. This shocking information came from a law enforcement official in an Arizona county located along the Mexican border. The official, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, has testified before on Congress on many occasions about the steady increase in border crime. Violence related to drug and human smuggling has risen sharply in the last decade, the sheriff told Congress a few years ago, and local law enforcement agencies like his are severely undermanned to handle the crisis.
The Obama administration has dealt with this crisis by pretending it doesnt exist. The presidents first Homeland Security Secretary, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, spent a great deal of her tenure proclaiming that the Mexican border is as secure as it has ever been. In the meantime, the Justice Departments National Drug Intelligence Center, shut down by the Obama administration in 2012, confirmed that Mexican drug cartels do in fact control access to the U.S.-Mexico border and the smuggling routes across it.
In one of its last reports before getting axed, the National Drug Intelligence Center concluded that the unprecedented levels of violence in Mexico will continue for years. Inevitably the crimes have spread north because cartelsincluding Sinaloa, Los Zetas and Juarezhave joined forces with U.S. street gangs that operate in more than 1,000 cities throughout the country, the report said. This sort of collaboration between U.S. gangs and Mexican-based criminal organizations will continue to increase, facilitating wholesale drug trafficking into and within the United States, the three-year-old report said. It seems that nothing has changed.
Build the fence and fight the Mexican invaders.
So if half of the crimes the Fed commit are near the border, what percent of crimes committed by illegals are near the border?
Little bit of selection bias here (in terms of statistics). If the crime involves something or someone crossing the border, or immigration, by definition it’s a federal issue. So it shouldn’t be surprising that there are a lot of federal cases near the border.
IF we had Americans in charge in DC, they would be protecting our border. The northern states of Mexico are not under the control of the Mexican government. They are under the control of the drug cartels. The cartels have bases inside our country in Arizona and Texas. They have personnel in most large American cities. They are a growing cancer on our country, but this problem will not be addressed by official DC because it doesn’t affect them.
And they see all the invaders as future voters. If they thought the invaders were going to vote republican, our southern border would look like the Berlin Wall.
Mexico is a criminal state with a criminal culture and long history of corruption. Of course it is going to spread over an unsecured border. Illegals aren’t here to make America a better country. They are here to drag us into their cesspool. Democrats and the Republican left are here to help them do it.
Sounds like it’s time for Obama to reduce prosecutorial resources in South Texas.
Let’s not draw too much attention to this. If it becomes a big issue, then the DOJ will simply cut down on prosecutions in order to fix the statistics.
This is what they did right from the beginning with the New Black Panther case. Presto! No voter intimidation here!
Kinda surprised Holder hasn’t declared the numbers of prosecutions racist.
Do those things and illegal aliens will deport themselves and pay for the trip.
Right, like there aren’t that many FedMob statutes that apply to the 320 million Americans who live here legally. /s
...and the other half are committed in DC!
Where to go from here....elections may help but since congress continues to push the entire situation down the road for years...we can expect few if any changes to the current situation.
Meanwhile they come flooding in. So now what?
About the only thing we can do is protect our own and be ready for the worst....these people coming in will continue to “multiply” gaining political power with this.
Somalians in Minnesota creating tensions and have for years now.
The low-information voters (stupid white women in particular) who put these guys over the top, don't like open borders and illegal immigration, but that issue is about number 9 on their priority list - well below free stuff, abortion-on-demand, "compassion", having a "cool" president, etc.
Sarcasm disguised as unawareness of statistical method noted.
Ignoring the facts behind the sarcasm noted.
Facts, like observing that individuals, on average, drive more miles in Alaska than Delaware. Duh.
I stipulated your point. There just aren’t very many FedMob criminal statutes and there just aren’t very many U.S. citizens compared to illegal aliens. No need to belabor what I have already granted you.
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