Migrant Caravan – border migrant comprehensive data

As of today, 14000 migrant caravan originated in Honduras is on the way to the U.S. border. Let’s take a look at comprehensive U.S.-Mexico border related apprehension data.

U.S.-Mexico Border Apprehensions & Inadmissibles

FY2018 521,090
FY2017 415,517
FY2016 553,378
FY2015 444,859
FY2014 569,237
FY2013 489,498

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Country

Year       El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico
FY2018     4,949        22,327      10,913      10,136
FY2017     9,143        14,827        7,784        8,877
FY2016   17,512        18,913      10,468      11,926
FY2015     9,389        13,589        5,409      11,012
FY2014   16,404        17,057      18,244      15,634
FY2013     5,990          8,068        6,747      17,240

Family Unit (# of individuals) Apprehensions by Country

Year       El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico
FY2018     13,669       50,401        39,439     2,261
FY2017     24,122       24,657        22,366     2,271
FY2016     27,114       23,067        20,226     3,481

U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Alien Arrests

Year        Apprehensions  Criminals    Ratio
FY2018       361,993            6,259      1.73%
FY2017       310,531            8,531      2.75%
FY2016       415,816          12,842      3.09%
*as of Aug 31, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol Gang Nationwide Apprehensions

Year        Apprehensions
FY2018          728
FY2017          536
FY2016          702
FY2015          844
FY2014       1,034
*as of Aug 31, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol Drug Seizures

Year          Cocaine  Heroin   Marijuana
FY2018       6,423      532         439,531
FY2017       9,346      953         861,231
FY2016       5,473      566      1,294,052
FY2015     11,220      518      1,538,307
FY2014       4,554      606      1,922,545
units: pounds *as of Aug 31, 2018

source: U.S. Border Patrol

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