Number of Convicted U.S. Customs Employees Between 2004 to 2011

Between October 2004 and October 2011, authorities in the United States indicted or convicted 132 employees of U.S. Customs on corruption related charges. Most of the employees convicted were working along the U.S. – Mexico border.

In 2010, there were 870 investigations into corruption of Custom employees, up from 244 in 2006.

(Additional government and police corruption statistics.)

Source: Andrew Becker and Richard Marosi, “Border agency’s rapid growth accompanied by rise in corruption,” Los Angeles Times, October 16, 2011.