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CBP Enforcement Statistics Fiscal Year 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency charged with securing the nation’s borders and facilitating international travel and trade. Our top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States.

At the nation’s more than 300 ports of entry, CBP officers have a complex mission with broad law enforcement authorities tied to screening all foreign visitors, returning American citizens and imported cargo that enters the U.S. Along the nation’s borders, the United States Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations are the uniformed law enforcement arms of CBP responsible for securing U.S. borders between ports of entry. 

The following is a summary of CBP enforcement actions related to inadmissibles, apprehensions, arrests of individuals with criminal convictions and individuals who have been apprehended multiple times crossing the border illegally.

Visit CBP's Southwest Border Migration page for demographic information regarding apprehensions and inadmissibles on the southwest border and the Use of Force page for use-of-force statistics and case summaries.

Total CBP Enforcement Actions

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 - FY 2019 and FY 2020 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

  FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 TD OCT
Office of Field Operations (OFO)        
Total Inadmissibles1 216,370 281,881 288,523 25,140
U.S. Border Patrol        
Total Apprehensions2 310,531 404,142 859,501 36,082
Total Enforcement Actions 526,901 683,178 1,148,024 61,222

1Inadmissibles refers to individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe.
2Apprehensions refers to the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result in an arrest.

Arrests of Individuals with Criminal Convictions or Those Wanted by Law Enforcement

Arrests of Individuals with Criminal Convictions or Those Wanted by Law Enforcement

Numbers below reflect FY 2017 - FY 2019 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD OCT
Office of Field Operations    
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered10,59611,62312,7051,108
NCIC4 Arrests7,6565,9298,54687
U.S. Border Patrol    
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered8,5316,6984,269292
Criminal Aliens with Outstanding Wants or Warrants2,6751,5504,153307

3Criminal Aliens refers to aliens who have been convicted of crime, whether in the United States or abroad, so long as the conviction is for conduct which is deemed criminal by the United States. Criminal aliens encountered at ports of entry are inadmissible, absent extenuating circumstances, and represent a subset of total OFO inadmissibles. U.S. Border Patrol arrests of criminal aliens are a subset of total apprehensions. See U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Alien Statistics for a breakdown of criminal alien stats by type of conviction.
4NCIC (National Crime Information Center) arrests refers to the number of CBP arrests of individuals, including U.S. citizens, who are wanted by other law enforcement agencies.

Currency Seizures

Office of Field Operations Nationwide Currency Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2015 - FY 2019 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD OCT
Amount (USD)$75,964,824$62,101,328$65,002,856$63,691,464$68,879,080$4,769,412

Nationwide Monthly Office of Field Operations Currency Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2018 - FY19 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY18FY19FY20 TD OCT
October$6,198,201$4,190,389$4,769,412
November$4,303,600$4,360,441 
December$4,907,494$4,415,486 
January$5,194,829$7,836,948 
February$4,604,973$5,574,578 
March$4,894,285$5,581,107 
April$13,424,674$13,733,814 
May$4,024,325$4,739,178 
June$3,168,422$4,607,755 
July$4,503,412$4,439,385 
August$4,249,027$5,442,547 
September$4,218,223$3,957,451 
Total$63,691,464$68,879,080$4,769,412

U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Currency Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2015 - FY19 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD OCT
Amount (USD)$4,741,288$7,924,537$5,869,004$7,176,142$6,805,695$517,092

Monthly U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Checkpoint Currency Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2018 - FY19 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY18FY19FY20 TD OCT
October $35,829$49,247$38,108
November$26,285$51,269 
December$2,822$63,697 
January$203,213$59,857 
February$117,933$103,982 
March$157,669$110,924 
April$17,913$15,016 
May$256,033$129,766 
June$31,494$119,732 
July $14,339$86,696 
August$169,592$141,475 
September$80,358$33,487 
Total$1,113,480$965,148$38,108

Drug Seizures

Office of Field Operations Nationwide Drug Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2014 - FY 2019 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18FY 19FY20 TD OCT
Cocaine45,32338,34652,83862,41551,59289,2076,245
Heroin4,3566,0234,2243,3985,2055,427427
Marijuana438,146602,821516,122366,627299.419289,52917,110
Methamphetamine19,61325,49533,08646,24757,44068,5857,260
Fentanyl n/a705961,8751,8952,545243

*weights are in pounds (lb)

Monthly Office of Field Operations Nationwide Drug Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY20 To Date (TD) October.

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 MarijuanaCocaineHeroinMethamphetamineFentanylOther
October17,1106,2454277,26024311,413
November      
December      
January      
February      
March      
April      
May      
June      
July      
August      
September      

*weights are in pounds (lb)

U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Drug Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2014 - FY 2019 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18FY 19FY20 TD OCT
Cocaine4,55411,2205,4739,3466,55011,682468
Heroin60651856695356880886
Marijuana1,922,5451,538,3071,294,052861,231461,030266,88220,268
Methamphetamine3,9306,4438,22410,32811,31414,4342,476
Fentanyl n/an/a10518138822641

*weights are in pounds (lb)

Monthly U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Checkpoint Drug Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY20 To Date (TD) October.

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

 MarijuanaCocaineHeroinMethamphetamineFentanylOther
October2,431394222,31328110
November      
December      
January      
February      
March      
April      
May      
June      
July      
August      
September      

*weights are in pounds (lb)

Gang Affiliated Enforcement

U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Apprehensions by Gang Affiliation

Numbers below reflect FY 2015 - FY19 and FY20 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

Gang AffiliationFY15FY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD OCT
107th St0001 0 
18th Street8447611451689
Angelino Heights Sureno 130010 00
Bandidos0400 00
Barrio Azteca6034 00
Barrio Van Nuys000010
Border Brothers000110
Brown Pride0000 00
Chirizos0001 00
Folk Nation0100 00
Hard Times 130100 00
Hells Angels000010
Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos (HPL)2183220
Latin Kings16067241
Locos Surenos Trece0101 00
Los Traviosos000010
Los Zetas0100 00
MS-133352532284134649
Mara 18000120
Mara-R00110
Maravilla Salva Trucha0102 00
Market Street000010
Mexican Mafia464370
Mexicles0000 00
Mexikanemi2030 00
Nortenos1456560
Other154136908211012
Outlaws0000 00
Paisas7311953629018
Partido Revolucionario Mexican (PRM)000010
Playboys0100 00
San Fernando Valley Gang000010
South Los Angeles0001 00
Southwest Cholos000010
Surenos (sur-13)140906666706
Tango Blast141688200
Texas Syndicate031130
Vallucos000010
Vilanos-1300010
West Park00100
Westside    10
Zetas00110
Total84470253680897655

U.S. Border Patrol Recidivism Rates

Recidivism percentages are updated at the end of each fiscal year.

 FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18FY 19
Recidivism514%14%12%10%11%7%

5Recidivism refers to percentage of individuals apprehended more than one time by the Border Patrol within a fiscal year.

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