The Binational Migration Institute releases the Migrant Deaths in Southern Arizona report

April 22, 2021


Read HERE the full report, written by the Binational Migration Institute with data from the Pima County offfice of the Medical Examiner and the collaboration of the Southwest Center and other departments at the University of Arizona.

AQUÍ la versión en español.

This report analyzes the numeric trends and demographic characteristics of recovered human re-mains of undocumented border crossers in the geographic area covered by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, which is located in the city of Tucson, Arizona . This office provides medico-legal death investigation for most of southern Arizona and provides services to the counties of Pinal, Gila, Navajo, Apache, and Greenlee, as needed. The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has been responsible for the examination of approximately 95% of all undocumented border crosser remains discovered in Arizona over the past two decades (Humane Borders 2020). The data discussed in this report come from the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner and were up-to-date as of January 31, 2021.