An internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety obtained by PJ Media reveals that over a span of about 6 years, illegal immigrants in the state committed over 600,000 crimes and were involved in nearly 3,000 homicides.
According to PJ Media, the Texas DPS report found that from October 2008 to April 2014, 177,588 "unique criminal alien defendants" were booked and committed 611,234 unique crimes, including 2,993 murders:
From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total 177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails. These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008.
A review of these 177,588 defendants shows that they are responsible for at least 611,234 individual criminal charges over their criminal careers, including 2,993 homicides and 7,695 sexual assaults.
PJ Media's J. Christian Adams points out that the number of criminal aliens in Texas is "almost certainly" larger as the state can only can tag those aliens who had previously been fingerprinted.
"Arrests of illegal aliens who have not been fingerprinted prior to arrest are not included in these arrests numbers derived from the Secure Communities initiative," writes Adams. "That means that the already stratospheric aggregate crime totals would be even higher if crimes by many illegal aliens who are not in the fingerprint database were included."
Read the full report here.
Image above of members of the Mara Salvatrucha or "MS-13" gang, which has a significant presence in Texas. The FBI describes MS-13 a nationwide gang of Salvadoran, Honduran, Guatemalan, and Mexican immigrants known for committing "a wide range of criminal activity, including drug distribution, murder, rape, prostitution, robbery, home invasions, immigration offenses, kidnapping, carjackings/auto thefts, and vandalism." carjackings/auto thefts, and vandalism."