CBP data shows border encounters increased over 300 percent since last fiscal year

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Ian Patrick, FISM News


Customs and Border Patrol released shocking data yesterday that revealed the extent of the current border crisis.

CBP’s Fiscal Year 2021, which starts in October 2020 and runs through the end of September 2021, showed a 314.1% increase in overall border encounters when compared to Fiscal Year 2020. Whereas last fiscal year saw 400,651 encounters, this fiscal year saw a total of 1,659,206 encounters.

Encounters of individuals in a family unit (FMUA) increased by 763.7% making it the biggest increase compared to those of single adults at 234.5% and of unaccompanied children (UC) at 375%.

The data also showed where the encounters happened along the U.S. southern border. Percentage-wise, Yuma county in Arizona experienced the greatest increase at 1,200.4% when comparing this fiscal year’s 114,488 encounters to last fiscal year’s 8,804.

Del Rio, Texas experienced the second biggest percentage jump with 542.7% followed by another Texas area, Rio Grande Valley at 508.7%. Del Rio saw a pointed spike in encounters in September of this year when somewhere close to 30,000 Haitians illegally entered the country and camped in the area.

The smallest percentage change, which still exceeded a 100 percent increase, was El Centro in California at 115.4%.

Citizenship demographics show that there were 608,037 encounters of people originating from Mexico, the most of any origin county. There were 308,931 encounters with Hondurans; 279,033 encounters with Guatemalans; 95,930 encounters with El Salvadorans; and 367,275 encounters with people from various nations.