Americas

Reported Date
April 2015 44
April 2016 1
April 2017 8
April 2018 1
April 2019 23
April 2021 27
August 2014 50
August 2018 3
August 2020 6
December 2014 1
December 2015 13
December 2016 1
December 2017 12
December 2018 15
December 2020 50
February 2014 8
February 2016 28
February 2017 12
February 2019 31
February 2021 19
January 2014 1
January 2015 2
January 2016 1
January 2017 71
January 2018 18
January 2020 39
July 2016 18
July 2017 6
July 2019 8
July 2020 12
July 2021 9
June 2016 1
June 2017 1
June 2019 40
June 2021 2
March 2015 1
March 2016 9
March 2019 20
March 2020 16
March 2021 12
May 2014 9
May 2016 10
May 2017 1
May 2019 29
May 2020 4
November 2016 19
November 2017 3
November 2018 2
November 2019 3
November 2020 39
October 2014 4
October 2015 3
October 2016 7
October 2017 40
October 2018 2
October 2019 3
September 2016 20
September 2017 16
September 2019 3
September 2020 6
Reported Date Region of Origin Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2017 Latin America / Caribbean (P) 1
2016 Caribbean 21 59
2018 South America 7 13
2020 Caribbean 14 111
2021 South America 10 12
2014 Caribbean 31 42
2016 Latin America / Caribbean (P) 1
2018 Caribbean 7 14
2020 South America 34 13
2015 Caribbean 28 35
2016 South America 19
2019 Caribbean 63 13
2021 Caribbean 5 36
2017 Caribbean 43 126
2015 South America 5
2016 Mixed 15
2019 South America 2 82
2021 Mixed 6

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2020

Caribbean

Drowning
21
Shot (by border police)
1
Presumed drowning
42
Unknown
5
Reported Date Number of Children Number of Females Number of Males Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 1 2 7 31 42
2015 10 29 33 35
2016 2 11 22 93
2017 3 19 22 44 126
2018 1 5 10 14 27
2019 3 7 32 65 95
2020 5 9 29 48 124
2021 3 12 13 15 54

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