hlt.today logo n
Sunday, May 19, 2024

2022 CBP Reports Record US Migrant Encounters

HLS.Today – 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.

Visit CBP’s Southwest Border Migration page for demographic information regarding apprehensions and inadmissible on the southwest border and the Assaults and Use of Force page for data on assaults on agents and officers, and uses of force by CBP personnel.



Total CBP Enforcement Actions

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 – FY 2022.

Fiscal Year 2022 runs October 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022.

  FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22YTD
Office of Field Operations (OFO) Total Encounters1 216,370 281,881 288,523 241,786 294,352 488,695
U.S. Border Patrol Total Encounters2 310,531 404,142 859,501 405,036 1,662,167 2,005,026
Total Enforcement Actions 526,901 683,178 1,148,024 646,822 1,956,519 2,493,721


1 Beginning in March FY20, OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8 Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics. 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 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. 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 Efforts

CBP agents frequently conduct life-saving efforts, while carrying out their respective missions. Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 – FY 2022.

Fiscal Year 2022 runs October 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022.

Arrests of Individuals with Criminal Convictions or Those Wanted by Law Enforcement

Numbers below reflect FY 2017 – FY 2022.

Fiscal Year 2022 runs October 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022.

  FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22YTD
Office of Field Operations
Criminal Noncitizens Encountered3 10,596 11,623 12,705 7,009 6,567 15,558
NCIC4 Arrests 7,656 5,929 8,546 7,108 8,979 9,431
U.S. Border Patrol
Criminal Noncitizens Encountered3 8,531 6,698 4,269 2,438 10,763 10,778
Criminal Noncitizens with Outstanding Wants or Warrants 2,675 1,550 4,153 2,054 1,904 836

3 Criminal noncitizens refers to noncitizens 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 noncitizens 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 noncitizens are a subset of total apprehensions. See U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Noncitizen Statistics for a breakdown of criminal noncitizen 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.


HLS.Today - CBP Enforcement Statistics Fiscal Year 2022


HLS.Today Source: CBP.GOV




Topics, Products, Events, Opportunities:

Our Weekly Top Articles

Related Articles

A comment or question? Drop us a line.

About HLS.Today

HLS.Today’s purpose is to cover news and information for the public and private sectors. We are also covering the latest product and service innovations in the homeland security and public safety industries at large. The main objective of this information platform is to provide professionals and executives with relevant information and tools to enrich their knowledge when making an informed decision.

We invite you to join our weekly newsletter, which will cover the featured stories and most read articles of the week in your email. We also don’t like spam emails and promise you we will not share your emails with anyone. Contact us and add your email to our mailing list.

Skip to content