181 Deaths of Migrant recorded in the AMERICAS in 2018

Reported Date
April 2014 16
April 2015 57
April 2016 25
April 2017 27
April 2018 27
August 2014 60
August 2015 40
August 2016 70
August 2017 41
December 2014 1
December 2015 30
December 2016 24
December 2017 45
February 2014 16
February 2015 7
February 2016 44
February 2017 56
February 2018 30
January 2014 13
January 2015 14
January 2016 41
January 2017 115
January 2018 48
July 2014 15
July 2015 28
July 2016 73
July 2017 56
June 2014 20
June 2015 42
June 2016 45
June 2017 45
June 2018 12
March 2014 11
March 2015 21
March 2016 45
March 2017 21
March 2018 28
May 2014 20
May 2015 19
May 2016 46
May 2017 38
May 2018 29
November 2015 28
November 2016 39
November 2017 35
October 2014 5
October 2015 27
October 2016 43
October 2017 56
September 2014 14
September 2015 37
September 2016 64
September 2017 53
Reported Date Region of Origin Number Dead Number Missing
2016 Mixed 9 21
2017 Mixed 17
2017 Unknown 4 3
2016 Unknown 28
2018 Unknown 3
2014 Caribbean 33 42
2015 Caribbean 32 35
2017 Caribbean 43 124
2016 Caribbean 43 59
2018 Caribbean 5
2017 Central America 147 4
2014 Central America 125 0
2016 Central America 228 3
2018 Central America 38
2015 Central America 105 2
2018 South America 12 13
2017 South America 7 1
2016 South America 4 19
2014 South America 1
2015 South America 14
2016 South Asia 1
2018 South Asia 1
2017 South Asia 2
2015 Sub-Saharan Africa 5
2017 Sub-Saharan Africa 4
2016 Sub-Saharan Africa 1
2015 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 316 1
2014 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 294 0
2016 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 311 1
2018 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 103 6
2017 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 317 4

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2017

Caribbean

Presumed drowning
18
Shot
1

Central America

Hit by train
11
Vehicle Accident
4
Fall from train
4
Train Accident
2
Shot
2

South America

Vehicle Accident
4
Drowning
4
Plane stowaway
2

US-Mexico Border

Unknown (skeletal remains)
46
Drowning
32
Unknown
14
Exposure
7
Vehicle Accident
6
Reported Date Number of Children Number of Females Number of Males Number Dead Number Missing
2014 3 11 60 453 42
2015 4 28 226 472 38
2016 37 41 339 625 103
2017 14 46 365 541 136
2018 5 14 118 162 19

Regions in focus

Publications

 

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