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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (0-17 yr old) Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect YTD2020 compared to YTD2021.

Unaccompanied Alien Children Encounters by Sector
SectorFY20 TD JANFY21 TD JAN% Change
FY20 TD JAN to FY21 TD JAN
Big Bend170           410141%
Del Rio817        1,811122%
El Centro477           64736%
El Paso1,696        3,31796%
Laredo1,006        1,18718%
Rio Grande4,214        7,29573%
San Diego680        1,09461%
Tucson2,605        3,38230%
Yuma387           57649%
USBP Southwest Border Total12,052      19,71964%

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Family Unit* Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect YTD2020 compared to YTD2021.

Family Unit* Encounters by Sector
SectorFY20 TD JANFY21 TD JAN% Change
FY20 TD JAN to FY21 TD JAN
Big Bend250           189-24%
Del Rio3,844        4,1769%
El Centro457           274-40%
El Paso8,085        3,621-55%
Laredo399        1,092174%
Rio Grande7,380        6,203-16%
San Diego2,150        1,986-8%
Tucson8,343        1,897-77%
Yuma1,575        1,199-24%
USBP Southwest Border Total32,483      20,637-36%

*Note: Family Unit represents the number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian) apprehended with a family member by the U.S. Border Patrol.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Single Adult Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect TD2020 compared to TD2021.

Single Adult Encounters by Sector
SectorFY20 TD JANFY21 TD JAN% Change
FY20 TD JAN to FY21 TD JAN
Big Bend1,906        7,196278%
Del Rio7,007      31,445349%
El Centro6,429      12,866100%
El Paso10,032      32,226221%
Laredo12,503      31,714154%
Rio Grande21,007      55,698165%
San Diego12,795      29,846133%
Tucson13,706      40,231194%
Yuma1,064        2,831166%
USBP Southwest Border Total86,449    244,053182%

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children Encounters1 by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2015 - YTD2021.

Unaccompanied Alien Children Encounters by Country 
CountryFY15FY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 FY21 TD JAN
El Salvador9,38917,5129,1434,94912,0212,1891,418
Guatemala13,58918,91314,82722,32730,3298,3906,161
Honduras5,40910,4687,78410,91320,3984,4543,504
Mexico11,01211,9268,87710,13610,48714,3597,730

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Family Unit* Encounters1 by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2016 - YTD2021.

Family Units* Encounters by Country 
CountryFY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 FY21 TD JAN
El Salvador27,11424,12213,66956,8974,3351,896
Guatemala23,06724,65750,401185,23310,9053,493
Honduras20,22622,36639,439188,41610,4855,242
Mexico3,4812,2712,2616,0049,9174,412

*Note: Family Unit represents the number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian) apprehended with a family member by the U.S. Border Patrol.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Single Adult Encounters1 by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2016 - YTD2021.

Single Adult Encounters by Country 
CountryFY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 FYTD21
El Salvador27,22216,49512,75120,8939,96010,685
Guatemala32,62126,38742,99448,60627,94835,308
Honduras22,25817,11026,16144,98125,15228,181
Mexico175,353116,790139,860149,967228,842148,380

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Family Unit Subject, Unaccompanied Alien Children, and Single Adult Apprehensions Fiscal Year 2021 - By Month

FMUA:   Family Unit Apprehensions
UAC:      Unaccompanied Alien Children
SA:         Single Adult

October

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY21 OCTFY21 OCTFY21 OCTFY21 OCT
Big Bend28801,4171,525
Del Rio1,1364056,9088,449
El Centro182273,8454,090
El Paso7176667,3938,776
Laredo3683468,6589,372
Rio Grande1,4311,82214,37017,623
San Diego2902166,4226,928
Tucson49886010,11311,471
Yum15764567788
Southwest Border Total4,6434,68659,69369,022

November

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY21 NOVFY21 NOVFY21 NOVFY21 NOV
Big Bend49881,4841,621
Del Rio6724517,5908,713
El Centro731613,4023,636
El Paso7546527,3398,745
Laredo3432867,6168,245
Rio Grande1,3601,66114,28117,302
San Diego3422107,1527,704
Tucson47584310,86812,186
Yum172119699990
Southwest Border Total4,2404,47160,43169,142

December

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY21 DECFY21 DECFY21 DECFY21 DEC
Big Bend36981,8461,980
Del Rio6374478,1139,197
El Centro961232,8993,118
El Paso9879029,13911,028
Laredo1892737,2837,745
Rio Grande1,4851,69314,03717,215
San Diego3133307,7738,416
Tucson4418099,89411,144
Yum3101807141,204
Southwest Border Total4,4944,85561,69871,047

January

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY21 JANFY21 JANFY21 JANFY21 JAN
Big Bend761442,4492,669
Del Rio1,7315088,83411,073
El Centro871362,7202,943
El Paso1,1631,0978,35510,615
Laredo1922828,1578,631
Rio Grande1,9272,11913,01017,056
San Diego1,0413388,4499,878
Tucson4838709,35610,709
Yum5602138511,624
Southwest Border Total7,2605,70762,23175,198