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Nationwide Encounters

Encounter data includes U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Title 8 Apprehensions, Office of Field Operations (OFO) Title 8 Inadmissibles, and Title 42 Expulsions* for fiscal years (FY) 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Data is available for the Northern Land Border, Southwest Land Border, and Nationwide (i.e., air, land, and sea modes of transportation) encounters.

Demographics for USBP and OFO include:

  • Accompanied Minors (AM)
  • Individuals in a Family Unit (FMUA)
  • Single Adults
  • Unaccompanied Children (UC) / Single Minors

To access the data used to build this dashboard, please visit the CBP Data Portal

Data is extracted from live CBP systems and data sources. Statistical information is subject to change due to corrections, systems changes, change in data definition, additional information, or encounters pending final review. Final statistics are available at the conclusion of each fiscal year.

U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations Encounters by Area of Responsibility and Component

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U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations Encounters by State

Note: Nationwide encounters are the sum of CBP encounters across all areas of responsibility including Northern Land Border, Southwest Land Border, OFO non-land border ports of entry (e.g., airports, seaports), and USBP sectors that do not share a land border with Canada or Mexico (e.g., Miami Sector). This data is available for further review and download on the Nationwide Encounters Public Data Portal page.


To ensure that law enforcement sensitive statistics are not publicly released, modifications to data filters have been made that may alter the format of data previously obtained from this dashboard. 

For additional years of Southwest Land Border encounter data, visit the Southwest Land Border Encounters webpage.

*Title 42 expulsions began March 21, 2020, and ended on May 11, 2023.

Last Modified: Jul 15, 2024