Explore the Data: The Nine Sectors of the U.S. Mexico Border Region

The U.S.-Mexico border is divided into nine separate Border Patrol sectors. This interactive presentation allows you to see how different sectors compare to each other, across a range of indicators, which you can explore below.

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Data Sources
  • Border miles, fencing miles: GAO 2016
  • Border Patrol staffing, apprehensions, “other than Mexican” apprehensions, cocaine seizures, cannabis seizures: CBP 2016
  • Unaccompanied child apprehensions, family unit apprehensions: CBP 2016
  • Migrant remains found: CBP 2016
  • Heroin seizures, methamphetamine seizures: DEA 2015

/ Graphic: Loren Riesenfeld