Record fiscal year for border deaths

2010-10-05T11:14:00Z 2010-10-05T11:20:37Z Record fiscal year for border deaths Arizona Daily Star
October 05, 2010 11:14 am

Here are the number of bodies of illegal border crossers recovered in Arizona's desert from New Mexico to Yuma County, by fiscal year:

2002 142

2003 177

2004 196

2005 233

2006 189

2007 234

2008 185

2009 215

2010 252

Source: Arizona Daily Star's border death database, which comes from data collected by the Pima and Cochise County medical examiner's offices. Pima County handles bodies found in Santa Cruz, Pinal and Pima Counties. The federal fiscal year runs Oct. 1 - Sept. 30.

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