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CBP Enforcement Statistics FY2017

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 FY2015 - FY2017 totals.

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS (OFO)      
Total Inadmissibles1 255,342 274,821 216,370
U.S. BORDER PATROL      
Total Apprehensions2 337,117 415,816 310,531
Total Enforcement Actions 592,459 690,637  526,901

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 FY2015 - 2017 totals.

 FY2015FY2016FY2017
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS   
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered13,36214,09011,600
NCIC4 Arrests8,1198,1297,654
U.S. BORDER PATROL   
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered19,11712,8428,531
Criminal Aliens with Outstanding Wants or Warrants3,7523,6972,675

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.

DRUG SEIZURES

Office of Field Operations Drug Seizures FY12 - FY17 Totals

 FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
Cocaine45,26039,07541,31238,14552,80362,331
Heroin3,7803,9904,3145,5304,2233,924
Marijuana522,614469,995437,950602,795515,382361,563
Methamphetamine14,13120,73923,23429,00137,70450,568
Fentanyln/an/an/an/a4591,296

*weights are in pounds(lb)

U.S. Border Patrol Drug Seizures FY12 - FY17 Totals

 FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
Cocaine12,1614,6964,55411,2205,4739,346
Heroin430576606518566952
Marijuana2,299,8642,430,1231,922,5451,538,3071,294,052861,230
Methamphetamine3,7153,5803,9306,4438,22410,328
Fentanyln/an/an/an/an/a180

*weights are in pounds(lb)

GANG AFFILIATED ENFORCEMENT

USBP Nationwide Apprehensions by Gang Affiliation

FY2014 - FY2017 Totals

Gang AffiliationFY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
18th Street96844761
Angelino Heights Sureno 130001
Bandidos1000
Barrio Azteca7643
Border Brothers0000
Brown Pride0000
Folk Nation0000
Hard Times 130010
Hells Angels0010
Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos (HPL)2203
Latin Kings1716186
Los Zetas0010
MS-13437335253228
Mara-R0001
Maravilla Salva Trucha0010
Mexican Mafia3464
Mexicles0000
Mexikanemi7203
Nortenos131456
Other18315413690
Outlaws1000
Paisas867311953
Partido Revolucionario Mexican (PRM)0000
Playboys0010
South Los1000
Surenos (sur-13)1601409066
Tango Blast1814168
Texas Syndicate2031
West Park0001
Zetas0001
Total1034844702536

U.S. BORDER PATROL RECIDIVISM RATES

U.S. Border Patrol Recidivism Rates

 FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17
Recidivism516%14%14%12%10%

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

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