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Criminal Alien Statistics Fiscal Year 2020

The following is a summary of U.S. Border Patrol enforcement actions related to arrests of criminal aliens for Fiscal Years 2016 - 2019 and FY 2020 Year To Date (YTD).

Records checks of available law enforcement databases following the apprehension of an alien may reveal a history of criminal conviction(s). That conviction information is recorded in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection database, from which the data below is derived.

ARRESTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

The term “criminal alien” refers to aliens who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the United States or abroad, prior to interdiction by the U.S. Border Patrol; it does not include convictions for conduct that is not deemed criminal by the United States. Arrests of criminal aliens are a subset of total apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol.

  FY16 FY17 FY18 FY 19 FY20 TD DEC
U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Alien Arrests 12,842 8,531 6,698 4,269 787

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

 

TOTAL CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS BY TYPE

This table organizes nationwide convictions of criminal aliens by type of criminal conduct. Because some criminal aliens may be convicted of multiple criminal offenses, total convictions listed below exceed the total arrests noted in the table above.

  FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 TD DEC
Assault, battery, domestic violence 1,007 692 524 299 37
Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud 825 595 347 184 40
Driving under the influence 2,458 1,596 1,113 614 118
Homicide, manslaughter 8 3 3 2 0
Illegal drug possession, trafficking 1,797 1,249 871 449 96
Illegal entry, re-entry 7,060 4,502 3,920 2,663 466
Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking 237 173 106 66 10
Sexual offenses 155 137 80 58 13
Other 1 2,544 1,851 1,364 814 158

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.
“Other” includes any conviction not included in the categories above.

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January 9, 2020
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