Border Security Index Heat Map

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Rank

  1. 1-10
  2. 11-20
  3. 21-30
  4. 31-40
  5. 41-50
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State Rank

Drug-Related Crime

Illegal Immigration

Drug Dependency

Drug-Related Mortality

Drug-Related Treatment

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Learn More About The Index

The Border Security Index ranks states from most (#1) to least (#50) impacted by border insecurity at the U.S./Mexico border. State ranks were calculated based on 22 variables reflecting the following state-level impact metrics: crime, illegal immigration, drug dependency, drug-related mortality, and drug-related treatment. Combined scores for these categories were incorporated into the overall rank for each state.

Data Source and Category

Illegal Immigration

Drug Dependency