The number of human smuggling crimes has significantly increased from 338 in the first half of 2014 to 867 in the same period of 2015. The Hungarian-Serbian border has been identified as the scene of the majority of human smuggling crimes, as local numbers increased from 231 to 396 during the period of 2014 and the first half of 2015. Serbia has the highest number of smugglers with data indicating an increase from 149 to 396 smugglers apprehended during the period of 2014 and first half of 2015.
The number of human smuggling crimes in 2016 shows a significant drop compared to 2015, (1,177 to 253). Data from 2017 indicates that the majority of recorded smugglers have been Serbian, followed by Turks and Hungarians.