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CBP Enforcement Statistics FY 2019

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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and FY 2018 totals, FY 2019 TD (to date) (October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019)

  FY17 FY18 FY19TD
Office of Field Operations (OFO)      
Total Inadmissibles1 216,370 279,036 115,430
U.S. Border Patrol      
Total Apprehensions2 310,531 404,142 271,140
Total Enforcement Actions 526,901 683,178 386,570

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 FY2017-2018 totals, FY 2019 TD (to date) (October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019)

 FY17FY18FY19TD
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS   
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered10,59613,7884,973
NCIC4 Arrests7,6565,889811
U.S. BORDER PATROL   
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered8,5316,6982,034
Criminal Aliens with Outstanding Wants or Warrants2,6751,550

1,522

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

Numbers below reflect FY 2015-2018 totals, FY 2019 TD (to date) (October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019)

 FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19TD
Amount (USD)$75,964,824$62,101,328$65,002,856$64,741,939$26,411,071

U.S. Border Patrol Currency Seizures (October 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019)

 FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18FY 19 TD
Amount (USD)$4,741,288$7,924,537$5,869,004$7,176,142$1,991,482

Monthly U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Checkpoint Currency Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2015-2018 totals, FY 2019 TD (to date) (October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019)

 FY 18FY 19
October $35,829$49,247
November$26,285$51,269
December$2,822$63,697
January$203,213$59,857
February$117,933$125,966
March$157,669 
April$17,913 
May$256,033 
June$31,494 
July $14,339 
August$169,592 
September$80,358 
Total$1,113,480$350,036

Drug Seizures

Office of Field Operations Drug Seizures

Numbers below reflect FY 2014-2018 totals, FY 2019 TD (to date) (October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019)

 FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18FY 19 TD
Cocaine45,32338,34652,83862,41551,71326,291
Heroin4,3566,0234,2243,3985,2051,749
Marijuana437,950602,821516,122366,627300,28996,069
Methamphetamine23,23425,49533,08646,24756,36220,848
Fentanyl n/a705961,8751,785708

*weights are in pounds (lb)

U.S. Border Patrol Drug Seizures (October 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019)

 FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18FY 19 TD
Cocaine4,55411,2205,4739,3466,5508,544
Heroin606518566953568208
Marijuana1,922,5451,538,3071,294,052861,231461,030123,960
Methamphetamine3,9306,4438,22410,32811,3144,448
Fentanyl n/an/a105181388114

*weights are in pounds (lb)

Monthly U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Checkpoint Drug Seizures (October 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019)

 CocaineHeroinMarijuanaMethamphetamineFentanylOther
October12111,54660004
November48151,185473156
December14052,4602580422
January25932,838542165
February197493,9306462052

*weights are in pounds (lb)

Gang Affiliated Enforcement

U.S. Border Patrol Nationwide Apprehensions by Gang Affiliation

Numbers below reflect FY2015-2018 totals, FY 2019 TD (to date) (October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019)

Gang AffiliationFY15FY16FY17FY18FY19TD
107th St00010
18th Street84476114549
Angelino Heights Sureno 1300100
Bandidos04000
Barrio Azteca60340
Border Brothers00010
Brown Pride00000
Chirizos00010
Folk Nation01000
Hard Times 1301000
Hells Angels00000
Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos (HPL)218320
Latin Kings1606711
Locos Surenos Trece01010
Los Zetas0253000
MS-133350228413160
Mara 1800011
Mara-R00110
Market Street00001
Maravilla Salva Trucha01020
Mexican Mafia46434
Mexicles00000
Mexikanemi20300
Nortenos145654
Other154136908245
Outlaws00000
Paisas73119536247
Partido Revolucionario Mexican (PRM)00001
Playboys01000
South Los Angeles00010
Surenos (sur-13)14090666637
Tango Blast1416887
Texas Syndicate03112
Vallucos00001
Vilanos-1300010
West Park00100
Zetas00110
Total844702536808370

U.S. Border Patrol Recidivism Rates

 FY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18
Recidivism514%14%12%10%11%

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

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