U.S. border immigration enforcement statistics by fiscal year

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 24 October 2021

Introduction


Tables:

Note: FY 2021 data are year-to-date only

Table 1: Southwest border apprehensions by demographic
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined, all countries of origin)

demographictotalunaccompanied
children
family
units
single
adults
accompanied
minors
FY2012425,86327,048
FY2013489,49841,820
FY2014569,23773,360
FY2015444,85939,970
FY2016563,18059,692
FY2017415,79748,681104,997262,119
FY2018521,09058,660161,113301,3171,382
FY2019977,50980,634527,112368,812951
FY2020458,08833,23970,994353,168687
FY20211,734,706146,928479,7281,105,9422,108

Table 2: Southwest border apprehensions, by demographic, Border Patrol only
(all countries of origin)

demographictotalunaccompanied
children
family
units
single
adults
FY196021,022
FY196121,745
FY196221,103
FY196329,644
FY196432,519
FY196540,020
FY196662,640
FY196773,973
FY196896,641
FY1969137,968
FY1970201,780
FY1971263,991
FY1972321,326
FY1973441,066
FY1974571,606
FY1975512,264
FY1976607,499
FY1977733,193
FY1978789,441
FY1979795,798
FY1980690,554
FY1981749,808
FY1982745,820
FY19831,033,974
FY19841,058,276
FY19851,183,351
FY19861,615,844
FY19871,122,067
FY1988942,561
FY1989852,506
FY19901,049,321
FY19911,077,876
FY19921,145,574
FY19931,212,886
FY1994979,101
FY19951,271,390
FY19961,507,020
FY19971,368,707
FY19981,516,680
FY19991,537,000
FY20001,643,679
FY20011,235,718
FY2002929,809
FY2003905,065
FY20041,139,282
FY20051,171,396
FY20061,071,972
FY2007858,638
FY2008705,0058,401
FY2009540,86519,672
FY2010447,73118,634
FY2011327,57716,056
FY2012356,87324,481
FY2013414,39738,75914,855360,783
FY2014479,37168,54168,445342,385
FY2015331,33339,97039,838251,525
FY2016408,87059,69277,674271,504
FY2017303,91641,43575,622186,859
FY2018396,57950,036107,212239,331
FY2019851,50876,020473,682301,806
FY2020400,65130,55752,230317,864
FY20211,659,225144,837451,0871,063,299
demographictotalunaccompanied
children
family
units
single
adults

Table 3: Southwest border apprehensions, by demographic, Office of Field Operations only
(all countries of origin)

demographictotalunaccompanied
children
family
units
single
adults
accompanied
minors
FY201268,9902,567
FY201375,1013,061
FY201489,8664,819
FY2015113,526
FY2016154,31042,900
FY2017111,2757,24629,37574,654
FY2018124,5118,62453,90161,986
FY2019126,0014,61453,43067,006951
FY202057,4372,68218,76435,304687
FY202175,4792,09128,64141,6392,108

Table 4: Nationwide apprehensions, by demographic, Border Patrol only
(all countries of origin)

demographictotalages 0-17ages 18-24ages 25-34ages 35-44ages 45-54ages 55+malefemale
FY20051,189,031114,222442,755411,743162,06947,1589,569969,879219,123
FY20061,089,096101,778403,320377,401151,42245,0019,093893,380195,699
FY2007876,80377,778325,901301,002127,28536,6617,384730,217146,574
FY2008723,84059,578257,409255,261112,94132,0036,235606,761117,061
FY2009556,03240,461182,740205,17395,92226,6685,029469,99486,023
FY2010463,38231,291148,969173,76382,23622,9814,125397,19866,173
FY2011340,252
FY2012364,768
FY2013420,789
FY2014486,651
FY2015337,117
FY2016415,816
FY2017310,531
FY2018404,142
FY2019859,501
FY2020405,036
FY20211,662,167

Table 5: Nationwide apprehensions, by demographic, unaccompanied children only
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined, all countries of origin)

demographictotalages 0-10ages 11-13ages 14-15ages 16-17malefemale
FY200920,7951,1271,2824,50913,87717,0913,704
FY201019,8816741,1494,21913,83916,6713,210
FY201117,1094149273,77811,99014,7762,333
FY201227,8681,0362,0216,33318,47822,8085,044
FY201342,3492,1813,69310,11526,36033,7068,625
FY201473,7417,2669,61818,32338,53451,83221,881
FY2015
FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY202034,126
FY2021147,975

Table 6: Nationwide apprehensions, by country of origin (1)
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined, all demographics combined)

countryMexicoGuatemalaHondurasEl SalvadorotherBrazilCubaChina PREcuadorHaitiNicaraguaVenezuela
FY20051,023,88822,59452,74139,30950,49931,0633,263
FY2006981,06919,92528,70941,39118,0021,4604,021
FY2007808,77317,33722,91414,11413,6651,2144,296837
FY2008661,77316,39519,35112,68413,6379773,351836
FY2009503,37915,57514,63011,69310,7557989101,499
FY2010404,36518,40613,58013,72313,3088127121,157
FY2011286,15419,06112,19710,87411,966472959935
FY2012265,75535,20430,95322,15810,698310606960
FY2013267,73454,69246,86537,14914,349355624957
FY2014229,17881,11691,47566,63818,2446471,0611,693
FY2015188,12257,16033,84843,56414,4231,3441,1531,327
FY2016192,96975,24653,40272,01822,1813,2521,9302,439
FY2017130,45466,80747,90050,01115,3592,7451,5131,413
FY2018155,452116,80877,12831,63623,1181,6341941,077
FY2019169,536265,129254,56190,08580,19018,01211,7982,134
FY2020309,83049,43643,35717,713227,0869,14714,01518,39512,8925,2913,1644,520
FY2021674,739284,291321,16999,463576,85758,05939,30323,47197,07548,72750,72250,499

Table 7: Nationwide apprehensions, by country of origin (2)
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined, all demographics combined)

fiscal yearFY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021
Brazil 1,634 18,012 9,147 58,059
Burma 3,062 3,841
Canada 20,807 22,372
China PR 1,077 2,134 18,395 23,471
Colombia 2,768 10,495
Cuba 194 11,798 14,015 39,303
Ecuador 12,892 97,075
El Salvador 31,636 90,085 17,713 99,463
Guatemala 116,808265,129 49,436284,291
Haiti 5,291 48,727
Honduras 77,128254,561 43,357321,169
India 19,883 30,662
Mexico 155,452169,536309,830674,739
Nicaragua 3,164 50,722
Philippines 45,855 46,253
Romania 1,486 5,159
Russia 5,946 13,240
Turkey 2,580 4,989
Ukraine 7,688 9,378
Venezuela 4,520 50,499
remaining 20,213 48,246 48,989 62,612

Table 8: Southwest border apprehensions, by country of origin
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined, all demographics combined)

fiscal yearFY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021
Brazil 7,161 46,410
Colombia 404 3,974
Cuba 13,410 36,856
Ecuador 12,095 88,786
El Salvador 37,042 92,351 17,165 98,690
Guatemala 133,331270,198 48,054283,035
Haiti 4,535 29,616
Honduras 88,272261,122 41,543319,324
Mexico 222,567237,078297,711658,294
Nicaragua 2,291 42,781
Turkey 109 933
Venezuela 2,787 37,859
remaining 39,858116,760 11,227 90,828

Table 9: Southwest border apprehensions, unaccompanied children only, by country of origin
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined)

countryMexicoGuatemalaHondurasEl Salvadorother
FY2008 3,369 1,388 1,578 1,391 675
FY200916,114 1,115 968 1,221 254
FY201013,724 1,517 1,017 1,910 466
FY201111,768 1,565 974 1,394 355
FY201213,974 3,835 2,997 3,314 361
FY201317,240 8,068 6,747 5,990 714
FY201415,63417,05718,24416,4041,202
FY201511,01213,589 5,409 9,389 571
FY201611,92618,91310,46817,512 873
FY2017 8,87714,827 7,784 9,143 804
FY201812,34626,01812,568 5,7821,946
FY201913,43930,99620,92912,1613,109
FY202016,292 8,538 4,776 2,3731,260
FY202125,69758,77839,90415,5297,017

Table 10: Southwest border apprehensions, family unit members or single adults, by country of origin
(Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations combined)

demographicfamily unit memberssingle adults
countryMexicoGuatemalaHondurasEl SalvadorotherMexicoGuatemalaHondurasEl Salvadorother
FY2015 4,276 12,820 10,67110,872
FY2016 3,481 23,067 20,22627,114 175,353 32,621 22,25827,222
FY2017 2,271 24,657 22,36624,122 116,790 26,387 17,11016,495
FY201823,672 62,586 47,76617,407 9,043186,549 44,727 27,93813,853 28,869
FY201936,103189,685193,22858,357 49,739187,536 49,517 46,96521,833 63,912
FY202024,263 11,149 11,154 4,579 19,849257,156 28,367 25,61310,213 32,506
FY202129,311 82,883155,06037,490174,984601,481141,309124,26045,636195,928

Table 11: Southwest border apprehensions, Border Patrol only, by border sector
(all demographics combined, all countries of origin)

sectorSan DiegoEl CentroYumaTucsonEl PasoBig BendDel RioLaredoRio Grande
Valley
FY19603,3711,8396331,2553,6307323,0231,0245,515
FY19612,2791,8785731,1783,5409543,4581,1726,713
FY19623,0911,4265111,2473,3041,4313,2501,2745,569
FY19633,7681,6907191,4663,8132,0624,4171,7539,992
FY19644,5212,6406961,2004,4863,1464,4892,1689,173
FY196565,5585,3441,6511,4806,3553,9734,2922,3108,057
FY196613,3626,9164,0502,39210,1196,5926,8453,6588,706
FY196717,8446,9744,2693,06813,6567,0497,9064,1789,029
FY196824,1168,3586,0044,53719,4088,8349,5765,71510,093
FY196933,3119,1958,8338,30131,15911,97312,9918,12914,076
FY197050,66312,02813,46914,22243,64016,77018,71111,56920,708
FY197159,37514,29215,22823,54857,79622,02625,78017,66528,281
FY197273,11515,32719,94632,27278,16820,26931,11021,78129,338
FY1973128,88923,12536,28644,82482,38622,37842,23223,85437,092
FY1974196,98126,14349,82450,108112,43223,29144,09830,06138,668
FY1975185,49927,21750,62839,94199,00020,47232,00826,19931,300
FY1976266,70932,32742,59834,641114,88619,84632,98824,66538,839
FY1977337,19538,42148,66933,295145,05922,23942,32227,28938,704
FY1978325,55742,11853,33834,991174,01023,50154,09836,62745,201
FY1979337,93055,53252,58037,075149,72220,11650,26250,66641,915
FY1980285,98457,00945,86233,668127,48815,60250,76239,16735,012
FY1981326,83659,77445,48333,085146,87217,58450,45536,91032,809
FY1982314,97955,44048,23632,344152,88220,26848,75340,38532,533
FY1983429,12171,89763,59535,870205,94420,82983,73365,27957,706
FY1984407,82868,56359,77746,283212,65222,19687,05887,05966,860
FY1985427,77271,51967,73755,269240,35023,66799,280114,93182,826
FY1986629,65695,18693,21971,675312,89223,796123,952143,685121,783
FY1987500,32755,29167,27747,481231,9949,58664,93474,13971,038
FY1988431,59241,17942,72348,683182,5666,20959,40369,91260,294
FY1989366,75727,52431,38751,445168,1055,56046,78675,29279,650
FY1990473,32328,70836,38753,061223,2197,18041,37389,05297,018
FY1991540,34730,45028,64659,728211,7758,76438,55472,29387,319
FY1992565,58129,85224,89271,036248,64213,81933,41472,44985,889
FY1993531,68930,05823,54892,639285,78115,48642,28982,348109,048
FY1994450,15227,65421,211139,47379,68813,49450,03673,142124,251
FY1995524,23137,31720,894227,529110,97111,55276,49093,305169,101
FY1996483,81566,87328,310305,348145,92913,214121,137131,874210,553
FY1997283,889146,21030,177272,397124,37612,692113,280141,893243,793
FY1998248,092226,69576,195387,406125,03514,509131,058103,433204,257
FY1999182,267225,27993,388470,449110,85714,952156,653114,004169,151
FY2000151,681238,126108,747616,346115,69613,689157,178108,973133,243
FY2001110,075172,85278,385449,675112,85712,087104,87587,068107,844
FY2002100,681108,27342,654333,64894,15411,39266,98582,09589,927
FY2003111,51592,09956,638347,26388,81610,31950,14570,52177,749
FY2004138,60874,46798,060491,771104,39910,53053,79474,70692,947
FY2005126,90455,722138,438439,079122,67910,53668,50675,346134,186
FY2006142,10461,465118,549392,074122,2567,52042,63674,840110,528
FY2007152,46055,88337,992378,23975,4645,53622,92056,71473,430
FY2008162,39040,9618,363317,69630,3125,39120,76143,65875,473
FY2009118,72133,5216,951241,67314,9996,36017,08240,46960,989
FY201068,56532,5627,116212,20212,2515,28814,69435,28759,766
FY201142,44730,1915,833123,28510,3454,03616,14436,05359,243
FY201228,46123,9166,500120,0009,6783,96421,72044,87297,762
FY201327,49616,3066,106120,93911,1543,68423,51050,749154,453
FY201429,91114,5115,90287,91512,3394,09624,25544,049256,393
FY201526,29012,8207,14263,39714,4955,03119,01335,888147,257
FY201631,89119,44814,17064,89125,6346,3662,30836,562186,830
FY201726,08618,63312,84738,65725,1936,00213,47625,460137,562
FY201838,59129,23026,24452,17231,5618,04515,83332,641162,262
FY201958,04935,13868,26963,490182,1439,63757,26938,378339,135
FY202053,28227,4928,80466,07654,3978,62840,34251,42590,206
FY2021142,43659,170114,279191,236193,91737,267258,563112,237549,068
sectorSan DiegoEl CentroYumaTucsonEl PasoBig BendDel RioLaredoRio Grande
Valley

Table 12: Southwest border apprehensions, unaccompanied children only, Border Patrol only, by border sector
(all countries of origin)

sectorSan DiegoEl CentroYumaTucsonEl PasoBig BendDel RioLaredoRio Grande
Valley
FY20097,6073,840
FY20109804482167,9981,0111971,0141,5974,977
FY20115494572225,8786971891,1131,6085,236
FY20125244982807,2396591681,6182,65810,759
FY20136564342479,0707441252,1353,79521,553
FY20149546623518,2621,0292563,2683,80049,959
FY20151,0846681,0906,0191,6628392,2852,45923,864
FY20161,5531,3793,2666,3023,8859512,6892,98036,714
FY20171,5511,5312,8673,6593,9268111,3492,03323,708
FY20182,4912,7155,4245,0235,4619891,2972,87923,757
FY20193,3352,6887,2895,10516,1597793,6212,52134,523
FY20201,8551,607 6875,949 4,8365262,1992,64110,257
FY20214,5362,0105,91518,65622,9081,6958,5684,27176,284

Table 13: Southwest border apprehensions, family unit members only, Border Patrol only, by border sector
(all countries of origin)

sectorSan DiegoEl CentroYumaTucsonEl PasoBig BendDel RioLaredoRio Grande
Valley
FY20131,5763652202,6302981027111,6887,265
FY20141,7236306753,8125621764,9503,59152,326
FY20151,5506751,7342,9301,2208072,1411,37227,409
FY20162,8631,5936,1693,1395,6641,0513,5491,64052,006
FY20172,9441,7986,0742,0428,6099412,45386549,896
FY20184,4083,53914,5544,95412,3127412,82959763,278
FY201916,1747,87351,96116,199132,9092,93132,8351,169211,631
FY20205,0051,0572,94011,03110,5553827,7031,89111,668
FY202118,5645,54260,18412,09118,4521,01374,8193,308257,343

Table 14: Southwest border apprehensions, single adults only, Border Patrol only, by border sector
(all countries of origin)

sectorSan DiegoEl CentroYumaTucsonEl PasoBig BendDel RioLaredoRio Grande
Valley
FY201325,26415,5075,639109,23910,1123,45720,66445,266125,635
FY201427,23413,2194,87675,84110,7483,66416,03736,658154,108
FY201523,65611,4774,31854,44811,6133,38514,58732,05795,984
FY201627,47516,4764,73555,45016,0854,36416,84031,94298,110
FY201721,59115,3043,90632,95612,6584,2509,67422,56263,958
FY201831,69222,9766,26642,19513,7886,31511,70729,16575,227
FY201938,54024,5779,01942,18633,0755,92720,81334,68892,981
FY202046,42424,8285,17749,09539,0067,72030,44046,89368,281
FY2021119,39551,73848,340160,627152,56334,556175,876105,664215,453

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