CBP Enforcement Statistics Fiscal Year 2020

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 - FY 2019 and FY 2020 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 TD DEC
Office of Field Operations (OFO)
Total Inadmissibles1 216,370 281,881 288,523 71,643
U.S. Border Patrol
Total Apprehensions2 310,531 404,142 859,501 103,525
Total Enforcement Actions 526,901 683,178 1,148,024 175,168

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.

Search and Rescue Efforts3

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 To Date (TD).

Fiscal Year 2020 runs October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

FY20 TD DEC
U.S. Border Patrol 775
Air and Marine Operations 20
Total Rescue Efforts 795

3CBP agents frequently conduct life-saving efforts, while carrying out their respective missions.