U.S. border immigration enforcement statistics by fiscal year

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 27 August 2022

Introduction


Tables:

Note: FY 2022 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
FY20221,946,780128,845454,8171,360,6332,485

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
FY20221,816,353126,580399,0571,290,716
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
FY2022130,4272,26555,76069,9172,485

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
FY20221,822,160

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
FY2022129,556

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
FY2022695,910201,684184,00484,7701,076,04548,802177,84822,79215,71144,523134,515130,032

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

th>FY2022
fiscal yearFY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021
Brazil 1,634 18,012 9,147 58,059 48,802
Burma 3,062 3,841 3,902
Canada 20,807 22,372 38,344
China PR 1,077 2,134 18,395 23,471 22,792
Colombia 2,768 10,495102,473
Cuba 194 11,798 14,015 39,303177,848
Ecuador 12,892 97,075 15,711
El Salvador 31,636 90,085 17,713 99,463 84,770
Guatemala 116,808265,129 49,436284,291201,684
Haiti 5,291 48,727 44,523
Honduras 77,128254,561 43,357321,169184,004
India 19,883 30,662 50,202
Mexico 155,452169,536309,830674,739695,910
Nicaragua 3,164 50,722134,515
Philippines 45,855 46,253 47,017
Romania 1,486 5,159 6,721
Russia 5,946 13,240 29,897
Turkey 2,580 4,989 15,940
Ukraine 7,688 9,378 64,348
Venezuela 4,520 50,499130,032
remaining 20,213 48,246 48,989 62,612142,978

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

fiscal yearFY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021FY2022
Brazil 7,161 56,883 45,969
China PR 1,768 450 1,402
Colombia 404 6,201 97,876
Cuba 13,410 41,672175,674
Ecuador 12,095 96,151 14,996
El Salvador 37,042 92,351 17,165 98,690 84,104
Guatemala 133,331270,198 48,054283,035200,479
Haiti 4,535 47,255 42,230
Honduras 88,272261,122 41,543319,324182,343
Mexico 222,567237,078297,711658,294683,635
Nicaragua 2,291 50,109133,949
Russia 467 4,103 17,524
Turkey 109 1,409 12,642
Ukraine 93 676 25,278
Venezuela 2,787 48,678128,556
remaining 39,858116,760 8,495 21,776100,123

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
FY202223,49851,99031,89314,1247,340

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
FY202229,016 32,386 66,60425,655301,156629,004116,086 83,77544,305487,463

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
FY2022145,61857,396259,895211,714228,95129,280376,13694,192413,171
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
FY2009 7,607 3,840
FY2010 980 448 216 7,998 1,011 1971,0141,597 4,977
FY2011 549 457 222 5,878 697 1891,1131,608 5,236
FY2012 524 498 280 7,239 659 1681,6182,65810,759
FY2013 656 434 247 9,070 744 1252,1353,79521,553
FY2014 954 662 351 8,262 1,029 2563,2683,80049,959
FY20151,084 6681,090 6,019 1,662 8392,2852,45923,864
FY20161,5531,3793,266 6,302 3,885 9512,6892,98036,714
FY20171,5511,5312,867 3,659 3,926 8111,3492,03323,708
FY20182,4912,7155,424 5,023 5,461 9891,2972,87923,757
FY20193,3352,6887,289 5,10516,159 7793,6212,52134,523
FY20201,8551,607 687 5,949 4,836 5262,1992,64110,257
FY20214,5362,0105,91518,65622,9081,6958,5684,27176,284
FY20224,1931,1195,12116,25819,6511,2919,3413,50566,101

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
FY2013 1,576 365 220 2,630 298 102 7111,688 7,265
FY2014 1,723 630 675 3,812 562 176 4,9503,591 52,326
FY2015 1,550 675 1,734 2,930 1,220 807 2,1411,372 27,409
FY2016 2,8631,593 6,169 3,139 5,6641,051 3,5491,640 52,006
FY2017 2,9441,798 6,074 2,042 8,609 941 2,453 865 49,896
FY2018 4,4083,539 14,554 4,954 12,312 741 2,829 597 63,278
FY201916,1747,873 51,96116,199132,9092,93132,8351,169211,631
FY2020 5,0051,057 2,94011,031 10,555 382 7,7031,891 11,668
FY202118,5645,542 60,18412,091 18,4521,01374,8193,308257,343
FY202223,4368,447104,49912,920 42,4291,24584,5012,290119,285

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
FY2013 25,26415,507 5,639109,239 10,112 3,457 20,664 45,266125,635
FY2014 27,23413,219 4,876 75,841 10,748 3,664 16,037 36,658154,108
FY2015 23,65611,477 4,318 54,448 11,613 3,385 14,587 32,057 95,984
FY2016 27,47516,476 4,735 55,450 16,085 4,364 16,840 31,942 98,110
FY2017 21,59115,304 3,906 32,956 12,658 4,250 9,674 22,562 63,958
FY2018 31,69222,976 6,266 42,195 13,788 6,315 11,707 29,165 75,227
FY2019 38,54024,577 9,019 42,186 33,075 5,927 20,813 34,688 92,981
FY2020 46,42424,828 5,177 49,095 39,006 7,720 30,440 46,893 68,281
FY2021119,39551,738 48,340160,627152,56334,556175,876105,664215,453
FY2022117,98947,825150,275182,536166,87126,744282,294 88,397227,785

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