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Saudi Arabia: Arrests of infiltrators into Saudi Arabia by Border Police (monthly data, November 2012-August 2018)

Month/ Year Arrests at Saudi borders
11/2012 25,553
12/2012 21,378
1/2013 28,816
2/2013 33,005
3/2013 26,213
4/2013 24,344
5/2013 22,276
6/2013 77,552
7/2013 17,837
8/2013 20,305
9/2013 14,698
10/2013 31,436
11/2013 35,116
12/2013 27,328
01/2014 25,534
02/2014 20,260
03/2014 17,541
04/2014 23,080
05/2014 20,474
06/2014 18,939
07/2014 27,050
08/2014 15,905
09/2014 18,500
10/2014 16,817
11/2014 18,242
12/2014 20,515
1/2015 19,347
2/2015 18,605
3/2015 6,884
4/2015 4,485
5/2015 5,065
6/2015 6,327
7/2015 4,078
8/2015 726
9/2015 1,713
10/2015 1,907
11/2015 2,493
12/2015 1,760
01/2016 2,014
02/2016 2,255
03/2016 2,336
04/2016 1,916
05/2016 1,476
06/2016 3,247
07/2016 1,987
08/2016 1,791
09/2016 1,794
10/2016 1,658
11/2016 1,476
12/2016 1,550
01/2017 3,322
02/2017 3,860
03/2017 3,508
04/2017 1,900
05/2017 1,798
06/2017 1,459
07/2017 1,658
08/2017 2,665
09/2017 2,378
10/2017 7,347
11/2017 3,230
12/2017 2,349
01/2018 3,371
02/2018 3,017
03/2018 2,073
04/2018 3,016
05/2018 2,215
06/2018 3,059
07/2018 3,348

Source: Ministry of Interior, Border Police

 

1. Definition
Infiltrators are persons who entered illegally into Saudi Arabia’s territory.
These arrests are made by border guards (Interior Ministry) at the country’s external borders.

2. Institution which provides data 

Ministry of interior

3. Data availability 
Figures of arrests at Saudi borders are available on the website of the Ministry of Interior
Path: Section “Sectors”, “National center for security operations”, “Statistics”, “monthly statistics”. Data available in the Arabic section only.
Figures are disagregated by administrative region where the arrest took place.
Figures are computed by Hijri months.

Last date of access: Septembre 2018

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