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Criminal Noncitizen Statistics Fiscal Year 2022

The following is a summary of U.S. Border Patrol enforcement actions related to arrests of criminal noncitizens for Fiscal Years 2016 - 2022.

Records checks of available law enforcement databases following the apprehension of an individual 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 noncitizens” refers to individuals 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 noncitizens are a subset of total apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol.

U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Noncitizen Arrests
FY16 FY17 FY18 FY 19 FY20 FY21 FY22TD
12,842 8,531 6,698 4,269 2,438 10,763 12,028

Fiscal Year 2022 runs October 01, 2021- September 30, 2022.
 

Total Criminal Convictions by Type

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

Total Criminal Convictions by Type FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22TD
Assault, Battery, Domestic Violence 1,007 692 524 299 208 1,178 1,142
Burglary, Robbery, Larceny, Theft, Fraud 825 595 347 184 143 825 896
Driving Under the Influence 2,458 1,596 1,113 614 364 1,629 1,614
Homicide, Manslaughter 8 3 3 2 3 60 62
Illegal Drug Possession, Trafficking 1,797 1,249 871 449 386 2,138 2,239
Illegal Entry, Re-Entry 7,060 4,502 3,920 2,663 1,261 6,160 6,797
Illegal Weapons Possession, Transport, Trafficking 237 173 106 66 49 336 309
Sexual Offenses 155 137 80 58 156 488 365
Other1 2,544 1,851 1,364 814 580 2,691 2,891

Fiscal Year 2022 runs October 01, 2021- September 30, 2022.

1 “Other” includes any conviction not included in the categories above.

Last Modified: Nov 02, 2023