CBP Enforcement Statistics FY2018

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. [1]

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 [2] page for demographic information regarding apprehensions and inadmissibles on the southwest border and the Use of Force [3] page for use-of-force statistics and case summaries.

TOTAL CBP ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

Numbers below reflect FY2016 and FY2017 totals, FY2018TD (October 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018TD
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS (OFO)
Total Inadmissibles1 274,821 199,844 133,370
U.S. BORDER PATROL
Total Apprehensions2 415,816 310,531 215,864
Total Enforcement Actions 690,637 487,481 349,234

1 Inadmissibles 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.
2 Apprehensions 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 FY2016-2017 totals, FY2018TD (October 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018TD
OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered 14,090 10,596 6,495
NCIC4 Arrests 8,129 6,966 4,443
U.S. BORDER PATROL
Criminal Aliens3 Encountered 12,842 8,531 4,480
Criminal Aliens with Outstanding Wants or Warrants 3,697 2,675 1,527

3 Criminal 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 [4] for a breakdown of criminal alien stats by type of conviction.
4 NCIC (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.

DRUG SEIZURES

Office of Field Operations Drug Seizures (to April 30, 2018)

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018TD
Cocaine 45,260 39,075 41,312 38,145 52,803 56,729 37,453
Heroin 3,780 3,990 4,314 5,530 4,223 3,626 2,746
Marijuana 522,614 469,995 437,950 602,795 515,382 338,676 188,747
Methamphetamine 14,131 20,739 23,234 29,001 37,704 44,065 39,533
Fentanyl n/a n/a n/a n/a 440 951.54 ** 934

*weights are in pounds(lb)

** Fentanyl statistics reflected here are through March 31. April totals will be provided next month.

U.S. Border Patrol Drug Seizures (to April 30, 2018)

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018TD
Cocaine 12,161 4,696 4,554 11,220 5,473 9,346 3,692
Heroin 430 576 606 518 566 953 273
Marijuana 2,299,864 2,430,123 1,922,545 1,538,307 1,294,052 861,231 327,959
Methamphetamine 3,715 3,580 3,930 6,443 8,224 10,328 6,116
Fentanyl n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 181 284

*weights are in pounds(lb)

GANG AFFILIATED ENFORCEMENT

USBP Nationwide Apprehensions by Gang Affiliation

FY2014 - FY2018TD through April 30, 2018

Gang Affiliation FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018TD
18th Street 96 84 47 61 65
Angelino Heights Sureno 13 0 0 0 1 0
Bandidos 1 0 0 0 0
Barrio Azteca 7 6 4 3 0
Border Brothers 0 0 0 0 0
Brown Pride 0 0 0 0 0
Folk Nation 0 0 0 0 0
Hard Times 13 0 0 1 0 0
Hells Angels 0 0 1 0 0
Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos (HPL) 2 2 0 3 2
Latin Kings 17 16 18 6 5
Los Zetas 0 0 1 0 0
MS-13 437 335 253 228 227
Mara-R 0 0 0 1 0
Maravilla Salva Trucha 0 0 1 0 1
Mexican Mafia 3 4 6 4 3
Mexicles 0 0 0 0 0
Mexikanemi 7 2 0 3 0
Nortenos 13 14 5 6 4
Other 183 154 136 90 50
Outlaws 1 0 0 0 0
Paisas 86 73 119 53 37
Partido Revolucionario Mexican (PRM) 0 0 0 0 0
Playboys 0 0 1 0 0
South Los 1 0 0 0 0
Surenos (sur-13) 160 140 90 66 36
Tango Blast 18 14 16 8 4
Texas Syndicate 2 0 3 1 1
West Park 0 0 0 1 0
Zetas 0 0 0 1 1
Total 1,034 844 702 536 436

U.S. BORDER PATROL RECIDIVISM RATES

U.S. Border Patrol Recidivism Rates

FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
Recidivism5 16% 14% 14% 12% 10%

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