TABLE J-6 Airline Passenger Screening Results by Type of Weapons Detected, Persons Arrested, and Bomb Threats Received: 1991-2001
|Persons screened (millions)||TOTAL firearms detected||Firearms, handguns||Firearms, long guns||Persons arrested||Bomb threats received|
|Carrying firearms / explosives||Giving false information||Against airports||Against aircraft|
KEY: U = data are unavailable; N= data are nonexistent.
NOTES: 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. 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 dangerous articles was discontinued in 1992 and reporting of explosive/incendiary devices was discontinued in 1994 for the same reasons.
SOURCES: Persons screened, type of weapon detected, and persons arrested-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 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, March 29, 2000, and August 7, 2001.
Bomb threats received-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation (Washington, DC: annual issues).