Table 5 - Incoming Person Crossing Index at the Mexican Border by U.S. State, 2000-2009

Table 5 - Incoming Person Crossing Index at the Mexican Border by U.S. State, 2000-2009

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(Index=2000, values in parenthesis are total crossings in millions of persons)

Year Total, all Mexico gateways Arizona California New Mexico Texas
2000 1.00 (295.0) 1.00 (35.8) 1.00 (95.9) 1.00 (1.8) 1.00 (161.5)
2001 0.91 (268.4) 0.93 (33.2) 0.95 (91.6) 0.87 (1.6) 0.88 (142.0)
2002 0.87 (257.8) 1.04 (37.1) 0.94 (89.7) 1.10 (2.0) 0.80 (129.0)
2003 0.85 (250.5) 0.95 (34.1) 0.95 (96.1) 1.06 (1.9) 0.76 (122.9)
2004 0.84 (247.1) 0.97 (34.8) 0.91 (87.1) 1.06 (1.9) 0.76 (123.3)
2005 0.81 (239.9) 0.93 (33.2) 0.89 (85.4) 1.20 (2.2) 0.74 (119.1)
2006 0.79 (233.6) 0.91 (32.5) 0.87 (83.5) 1.30 (2.4) 0.71 (115.3)
2007 0.75 (225.5) 0.90 (32.1) 0.80 (77.0) 1.60 (2.9) 0.68 (110.6)
2008 0.72 (211.3) 0.83 (29.6) 0.74 (70.5) 1.29 (2.3) 0.67 (108.9)
2009 0.64 (189.2) 0.73 (26.2) 0.68 (64.7) 1.45 (2.6) 0.59 (95.6)

NOTE: All data in the above table is indexed to year 2000 and depict the change in border crossings each year relative to the traffic observed in 2000. For example, the value of 0.95 at California in 2001 depicts a 5-percent drop in person crossings relative to the 2000 numbers along the California/Mexico border. Likewise, 1.45 at New Mexico in 2009 represents a 45-percent increase in crossings relative to the 2000 numbers along the New Mexico/Mexico border.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Border Crossing/Entry Database; based on data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, OMR database, August 2010.