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Saudi Arabia: Arrests of infiltrators into Saudi Arabia by Border Police (monthly data, November 2012-January 2016)

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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

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 General Directorate of Border Guard, Ministry of Interior
“Information center”, “Statistics”
https://www.fg.gov.sa/Arabic/MediaCenter/Statistics/Pages/default.aspx
Figures are available by month, back to November 2012 as of April 2016.

Date of access: 7 April 2016.

 

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