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Report: Atlanta immigration related arrests much higher than 2016

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Immigration related arrests in the Atlanta field office are up this year versus the same time in 2016.

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Here are the statistics for arrests, detains and removals nationally and for the Atlanta field office from January 20 to the end of April.

  • Total number of arrests nationally Jan. 20-April 29: 41,898 of which 30,964 convicted criminals – 73.9 percent. That compares to 31,128 during the same period in 2016 of which 26,756 convicted criminals – 86 percent. For context, 2013 was 64,903.
  • Total number of arrests for the Atlanta AOR Jan. 20-April 29: 4,246 of which 2,807 convicted criminals – 66.1 percent. That compares to 2,429 during the same period in 2016 of which 2,172 convicted criminals – 89.4 percent. For context, 2013 was 4,709.
  • Total number of detainers issued nationally Jan. 20-April 29: 42,217 – compared to 24,828 same period in 2016. While it’s an increase, for context, it was 45,392 same period in 2014.
  • Total number of detainers issued for the Atlanta AOR Jan. 20-April 29: 3,685 – that compares to 1,388 issued during the same period in 2016. While it’s an increase, for context, it’s below the 4,291 issued during same period in 2013.
  • Total number of removals nationally same period: 57,735 of which 32,719 convicted criminals – 56.7 percent. That compares to 66,484 same period 2016 of which 39,747 convicted criminals – 59.8 percent.
  • Total number of removals for Atlanta AOR same period: 3,458 of which 2,068 convicted criminals – 60 percent. That compares to 1,487 same period 2016 of which 994 convicted criminals – 66.9 percent. For context, 4,007 removed same period 2013.

However, even with the increases over the past year, the numbers are still below what they were during the same period in 2013.

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