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CBP Enforcement Statistics FY2018

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 FY2016 - FY2018

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS (OFO)      
Total Inadmissibles1 274,821 216,370 279,036
U.S. BORDER PATROL      
Total Apprehensions2 415,816 310,531 404,142
Total Enforcement Actions 690,637 526,901 683,178

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 FY2016-2018 totals

 FY2016FY2017FY2018
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS   
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered14,09010,59613,788
NCIC4 Arrests8,1297,6565,889
U.S. BORDER PATROL   
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered12,8428,5316,698
Criminal Aliens with Outstanding Wants or Warrants3,6972,675

1,550

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 Currency Seizures FY2018

 FY 12FY 13FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18
Amount (USD)$64,780,287$74,911,436$81,205,691$75,964,824$62,101,328$65,002,856$64,741,939

U.S. Border Patrol Currency Seizures FY2018

 FY 12FY 13FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18 
Amount (USD)$7,575,360$6,003,336$7,991,385$4,741,288$7,924,537$5,869,004

$7,176,142

Monthly U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Checkpoint Currency Seizures FY2018

 OCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPTOTAL
Amount (USD)$35,829$26,285$2,822$203,213$117,933$157,669$17,913$256,033$31,494$14,339$169,592$80,358$1,113,480

DRUG SEIZURES

Office of Field Operations Drug Seizures FY2018

 FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018
Cocaine45,26039,07541,31238,14552,80362,33151,731
Heroin3,7803,9904,3145,5304,2243,9255,208
Marijuana522,614469,995437,950602,795515,381361,564300,102
Methamphetamine14,13120,73923,23429,00137,70350,56956,373
Fentanyln/an/an/an/a4401,1961,747

*weights are in pounds (lb)
 

U.S. Border Patrol Drug Seizures FY2018

 FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018
Cocaine12,1614,6964,55411,2205,4739,346

6,550

Heroin430576606518566953568
Marijuana2,299,8642,430,1231,922,5451,538,3071,294,052861,231461,030
Methamphetamine3,7153,5803,9306,4438,22410,32811,314
Fentanyln/an/an/an/an/a181388

*weights are in pounds (lb)

See the U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Checkpoint Drug Seizures in Pounds webpage for a monthly breakdown of drug seizures at U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints. 

GANG AFFILIATED ENFORCEMENT

USBP Nationwide Apprehensions by Gang Affiliation FY2018

FY2014 - FY2018

Gang AffiliationFY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018
107th St    1
18th Street96844761145
Angelino Heights Sureno 1300010
Bandidos10000
Barrio Azteca76434
Border Brothers00001
Brown Pride00000
Chirizos00001
Folk Nation00000
Hard Times 1300100
Hells Angels00100
Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos (HPL)22032
Latin Kings17161867
Locos Surenos Trece    1
Los Zetas00100
MS-13437335253228413
Mara-R00011
Maravilla Salva Trucha00102
Mexican Mafia34643
Mexicles00000
Mexikanemi72030
Nortenos1314565
Other1831541369082
Outlaws10000
Paisas86731195362
Partido Revolucionario Mexican (PRM)00000
Playboys00100
South Los10001
Surenos (sur-13)160140906666
Tango Blast18141688
Texas Syndicate20311
Vilanos-1300001
West Park00010
Zetas00011
Total1,034844702536808

U.S. BORDER PATROL RECIDIVISM RATES

U.S. Border Patrol Recidivism Rates

 FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18
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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