Table 2-16: Airlinea Passenger Screening Results by Type of Weapons Detected, Persons Arrested, and Bomb Threats Received
|Persons screened (millions)||585||993||1,145||1,015||1,111||1,150||1,261||1,263||1,497||1,660||1,667||1,767||1,812|
|TOTAL firearms detected||1,914||2,913||2,549||1,644||2,608||2,798||2,994||2,390||2,155||2,067||1,515||1,552||1,937|
|Firearms, long guns||36||90||59||47||105||91||134||160||156||162||114||131||294|
|Other / other dangerous articlesb||108||74||304||275||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|Explosive / incendiary devices||8||12||15||94||167||251||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|Carrying firearms / explosives||1,031||1,310||1,336||893||1,282||1,354||1,433||1,194||999||924||660||633||600|
|Giving false information||32||42||18||28||13||31||35||68||131||72||86||58||61|
|Bomb threats received|
KEY: N = data do not exist.
a Includes operators with a U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration operating certificate engaged in scheduled passenger or public charter passenger operations and airports at which these operations are conducted.
b In 1980 and 1985, the "other" category was included with firearms; in 1990, "other" became "other dangerous articles."
Beginning in 1996, the Office of Civil Aviation Security Policy and Planning stopped keeping records of bomb threats received due to inconsistent reporting. The reporting of other / other dangerous articles was discontinued in 1992 and reporting of explosive / incendiary devices was discontinued in 1994 for the same reasons.
Persons screened, type of weapon detected, and persons arrested:
1980-85: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Semiannual Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program, July 1-December 31, 1985 (Washington, DC: May 1986).
1990-2000: Ibid. Office of Civil Aviation Security Policy and Planning, Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security (Washington, DC: Annual issues), and personal communications, May 27, 1999, Mar. 29, 2000, and Aug. 7, 2001.
Bomb threats received:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation (Washington, DC: Annual issues).