Each year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants come to America either legally or illegally. Those who do come illegally try to do so by way of the U.S. southern border. Many get violated by human smugglers, drug cartels and outdoor elements. While the issue of illegal immigration is political via media, but it also a social demographic problem, with death being one of those elements. So how many die trying to cross the border?
During 1998 to 2016, 6,915 people died while illegally crossing the U.S./Mexico border. This amounts to an average of 364 people per year.
Information via JustFacts.com and read the rest of their immigration facts here.