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Criminal Alien Statistics - FY2018

The following is a summary of U.S. Border Patrol enforcement actions related to arrests of criminal aliens for Fiscal Years1 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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 
FY2016 - 2018 TOTALS

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.

 FY2016FY2017FY18
U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Alien Arrests12,8428,5316,698

TOTAL CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS BY TYPE
FY2016 - FY2018

This table organizes 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.

 FY2016FY2017FY18
Assault, battery, domestic violence1,007692524
Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud825595347
Driving under the influence2,4581,5961,113
Homicide, manslaughter833
Illegal drug possession, trafficking1,7971,249871
Illegal entry, re-entry7,0604,5023,920
Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking237173106
Sexual offenses15513780
Other22,5441,8511,364

1CBP’s Fiscal Year is October 1 through September 30.
2“Other” includes any conviction not included in the categories above.

Last modified: 
March 14, 2019
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