Facts & figures

Working in the service of Switzerland

The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security provides comprehensive security at the border – for the benefit of the public, the business community and the state. Would you like to know what we have achieved in the past year? Here you will find everything from species protection to customs clearance and the respective figures.

Facts & figures 2023: Receipts


The FOCBS generates a significant share of the Confederation's receipts each year.

Facts & figures 2023: Narcotics


End of the road at border control – FOCBS employees seize drugs every day.

Facts & figures 2023: Medications and doping preparations

Medications and doping preparations

Medicinal products bought online often have the wrong dosage or contain dangerous substances.

Facts & figures 2023: Migration


Significantly more migrants resided illegally in Switzerland.

Facts & figures 2023: Animals and plants

Animals and plants

For certain animals and plants, the Swiss border signals: Stop!

Facts & figures 2023: FOCBS employees

FOCBS employees

Working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to keep Switzerland safe.

Facts & figures 2023: DaziT

DaziT facts & figures

The DaziT programme was officially launched on 1 January 2018. Take a look at some figures so far.

Facts & figures 2023: A day at the border

A day at the border

This is how much the employees of the FOCBS achieve during an average day. Did you know?

Archive Facts & figures

Here you will find the overview for 2022 as well as media releases and print products from previous years.